Israel international travel guide in 2024

Israel international travel guide in 2024

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Israel travel details 🇮🇱
Israel has a population of 9M with main currency as Israeli New Shekel. The languages spoken are Hebrew. Israel travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Israel. Tipping is expected in Israel since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Israel is on average 11.6 Mbps.In Israel you drive on the right side.

Israel travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
A ceasefire was announced on 13 May following days of conflict between Israeli Defense Forces and militant groups in Gaza. The situation remains unpredictable and rocket attacks may continue. Tensions in the West Bank remain high and could escalate with little or no warning. Be alert. Monitor media and public safety information updates through the National Emergency Portal (accessible in Israel only). Check with your travel provider before travelling. See 'Safety'. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Israel and the Palestinian Territories overall due to civil unrest and the threat of terrorist attack, rocket fire and military confrontation. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : May 15, 2023

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Israel essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Hebrew

Money in Israel

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 in Israel

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 .

Driving in Israel

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.

Emergecy

Police
118, 119
Ambulance
110
Fire department
+94 (11) 242 2222

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Israel visa advice

If you're considering exploring Israel beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Israel transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Israel, understanding Israel Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.