Are you planning to visit Israel? This religiously significant country has well-known cities such as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, plus holy sites including Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall. Here are more useful travel facts for your trip:
  • If you’re travelling to Israel, you may be arriving by air. There are 3 international airports here, namely Ben Gurion Airport (serving Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), Haifa Airport and Ramon Airport.
  • Hebrew is the official language of Israel, and is spoken by almost everyone here. In addition, a significant minority of people speak Arabic and/or Russian, while English is common too, including on road signs.
  • The currency of Israel is the shekel, and this is used throughout the country, so it’s worthwhile searching for a favourable exchange rate for your trip. All major debit and credit cards are accepted here, and ATMs are widely available.
  • Israel’s time zone is GMT+3. Be sure to take this into account if you need to make any telephone reservations ahead of your trip, as well as when you arrive to ensure you get to any appointments on time!
  • This country’s international dial code is +972. You may also find this helpful if you need to call anyone in Israel, whether a hotel or friends and family, before you get here.
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