Fast Facts: Israel
Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
What is the weather like?
Israel's climate varies from the northern region to the
southern region. Recommended months to travel are March thru
April which is wildflower season and September thru October.
The peak summer months of June through August are usually too
hot to enjoy, especially in the Negev desert. Winters are wet,
cold, and occasionally snowy.
Check out the current weather condtions in Israel.
What is required for entry?
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Israel.
Are there any health precautions I should take?
In Israel, the currency is the Shekel. Please review the current exchage rate for the Shekel.
Most banks have ATMs and are open
every day except Saturday.
Are tips & service charges customary?
When tipping, pay cash, not
credit. In restaurants tip 12-15%, however some automatically
include a 12.5% service charge.
What items should I shop for?
Israel is famous for its exclusive lines of bathing suits (Gottex,
Gideon Oberson), skin-care products made from mineral-rich Dead
Sea mud, silver jewelry, diamonds, glass, art, leather coats,
painted tiles, embroidery, religious items and antiques.
What are the voltage requirements?
230 volts. Plugs H & C. You
will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to
use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter
and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
Can I take my cell phone?