KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Israel is a small country in the Middle East, about the size of New Jersey. The country has a diverse climate with snowy mountains in the north and a hot desert in the south. Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Authority border Israel to the east. Lebanon serves as the northern border, and Egypt borders in the south.
More than half of the population lives on the narrow coastal plain near the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan is the lowest point on the Earth's surface at 1,365 feet (416 meters) below sea level. The water is so salty and rich in mineral deposits that no plants and animals can survive there. The water is warm year-round.
HELLO/ GOODBYE...SHALOM שָׁלוֹם
PLEASE/ YOU'RE WELCOME...BEHVAKASHA בבקשה
THANK YOU...TODA RABA תּוֹדָה רַבָּה
You'll need a passport valid for at least six months from the date you leave Israel. U.S.A. and Canada passport holders do not require a visa. For more specific inquiries, contact your local Israeli consulate.
Visitors are not required to undergo vaccines prior to their arrival. Israel is a developed country with a level of health and hygiene equal to that of the United States and Canada.
Most businesses in Israel accept all major credit cards, and there are ATMs conveniently located. The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the currency used in Israel.
Millions of people visit every year and return safely, fulfilled, and inspired. Israel has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Electricity in Israel is rated at 220v/50hz. You will need a type H adapter, and depending on the appliance, may need a converter.
Both men and women are required to cover their knees and shoulders at Israel's holy sites.
Israel experiences weather similar to southern California. Summer temperatures average from 83˚F degrees to 100˚F. Winter temperatures range between 54˚F degrees in the north and 70˚F degrees in the south.
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