Israel international travel advice

Landscape view of Israel

Israel 🇮🇱

Israel is part of Asia with main city at Jerusalem. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is New Israeli Sheqel. The languages spoken are Hebrew and Arabic. the State of Israel is the formal name of Israel It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~11.34 °C   🌧 ~79.37 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 9M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

On 12 November, a large number of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Further exchanges of fire are expected. Monitor developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. We haven't changed the level of our advice – 'exercise a high degree of caution' overall. Higher levels apply in some areas. Reconsider your need to travel to The West Bank, including Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah; all parts of Golan Heights east of Route 98. Reconsider your need to travel to Areas near the border with Gaza . Do not travel to Gaza.

issued date: November 12, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Israel uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type H.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Hebrew and Arabic


💱 Currencies Used

Israel uses the Israeli new shekel (symbol: ?), code ILS.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50 and 20 new shekels. New Shekel is subdivided into 100 agoras. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 new shekels and 50 and 10 agoras.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Israel. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Israel has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Israel since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Israel is on average 11.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Israel is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📞 Calling

To call Israel, dial +, then 972 (the country code for Israel), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Israel, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Israel you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency


118, 119



Fire department

+94 (11) 242 2222

Last updated: January 1, 2020