Do I need a passport to travel to Israel?
All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the State of Israel. Individuals without a nationality must hold a valid travel document together with a re-entry visa into the United States.
Do I need a visa to travel to Israel?
U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to visit Israel - just a valid passport. Visitors from Australia, European countries, Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries also do not need visas.
Passport holders from these countries NEED a visa for entry into Israel: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
For more information, please visit the Embassy of Israel or, alternatively, contact us.
Is it safe to travel to Israel?
Safety and security is a top priority of Israel InHouse. For more information about our Safety and Security policy, please click here.
Do I need any vaccinations before my trip to Israel?
Israel is a modern, developed country with levels of health and hygiene equal to those of Western countries. Visitors entering Israel are not required to undergo vaccinations prior to their arrival.
Can you drink tap water in Israel?
The tap water is drinkable and you will also find bottled water accessible everywhere. It is very important to make sure you drink a lot, especially when out walking and on hot days.
Do I need adapter/convertors for my electrical appliances?
Adaptors: Yes you will definitely need an adapter. Most Israeli sockets are of the three-pronged variety but many accept European two-pronged plugs. Convertors: The electric current in Israel is 220 volts AC, single phase, 50 Hertz. If you intend to bring appliances that differ from these specifications, you will need a voltage convertor (with the exception of appliances that are equipped with travel chargers (these automatically convert the voltage for you) i.e. laptops, cellular phones, electric shavers etc.
Can I rent a cell phone in Israel?
Yes – Israel Inhouse can provide you with a rented phone at extremely competitive rates.
For more information please contact us.
What weather can I expect?
Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Tzfat. Rainfall is relatively heavy in the north and center of the country, with much less in the northern Negev and almost negligible amounts in the southern areas.
Regional conditions vary considerably, with humid summers and mild winters on the coast; dry summers and moderately cold winters in the hill regions; hot dry summers and pleasant winters in the Jordan Valley; and year-round semi-desert conditions in the Negev.
Weather extremes range from occasional winter snowfall in the mountain regions to periodic oppressively hot dry winds that send temperatures soaring, particularly in spring and autumn.
Do I need an international driving license to rent a car?
In order to drive or rent a car in Israel, you must hold a valid international driver’s license. Age restrictions may also apply.
What's the local currency?
The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the local currency. US dollars and various European currencies are also legal tender, with change made in NIS. Travellers' checks are widely accepted. ATMs can be found in the airport and throughout the bigger cities you visit. Credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants (except in the casual food stands and outdoor markets you might visit.