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Israel 🇮🇱


Israel is part of Asia with capital at Jerusalem. Official languages are Arabic and Hebrew. Israel uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

💱 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.

📡 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 .

🔌 Sockets

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

🛣️ 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





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Last updated: May 10, 2019