Dont miss this.. You will want some of my top travel secrets to Israel,  read on…

So you’re traveling to Israel or at least thinking about it. Right?

Well, it is my pleasure to share with you my top five FAQs answered. I guarantee or at least hope that my recommendations will make your trip even more enjoyable. They are from years of experience both traveling to and living in Israel. So, you won’t find these tips in any guide books. They are my “Israel Travel Secrets” shared with you only..

What should I pack and how much to take? 

ALAP – As little as possible. The dress code in Israel is very casual so minimal is the best policy when it comes to packing your suitcase. A few essentials not to forget.

  • Medicines for sure
  • Sunscreen (super expensive in Israel for some reason)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals
  • Cool breathable, shirts and trousers and shorts
  • A rain repellant jacket if you are traveling January through March

What should I not pack?

  • Expensive electronics and jewelry 
  • Expensive items for resale in Israel (Dont even think about it)
  • Any type of weapon or firearm
  • Dress Clothing ( you do not need it)
  • Too Much Stuff…

Can I use my cell phone in Israel?

Yes and No..

You have two choices here.

  • One is to pay your carrier in the U.S. or country of origin a dally fee for use overseas usage (probably about $10/day)
  • You can purchase an Israeli SIM or rent a phone from Talk N Save

Do I need a Visa?

No,  you can use your passport from most countries if you are only coming for a visit. However, if you plan to stay for a long period of time or want to work in Israel, then a special Visa is likely to be required. First and foremost, keep your passport with you or secured at all times during your visit so you don’t lose it. Secondly, take a picture of the primary page of your passport containing your picture in case you do misplace it. Most overseas embassies can re-issue in a few days. Also, check that your passport is not expired. 

Can I use $ or currency from home?

No, you cannot. I recommend bringing about 500 NIS (new Israeli Shekels) with you. You can use your credit card almost anywhere in Israel and get a fair exchange rate from the CC. company. They may charge you a nominal 2.5% fee but it is well worth it. If need be, you can use your Debit/Credit card at any ATM in Israel and withdraw the local Shekel currency to be converted by your bank. 

Please enjoy the top 5 most FAQS answered on flights to Israel.

Safe and Pleasant Travels