All year round.
Yes, it is!
Banks, businesses and public institutions are closed.
You can find around Israel many restaurants and other attractions that are opened.
Israeli appliances run on 220 volts AC, single phase, 50 Hertz. Most Israeli sockets are of the three-pronged variety. Don’t forget to bring a power adapter.
Fire Brigade: 102
Yes you can! By regular flights or you can go overland: crossing between Israel to Egypt at Eilat-Taba border, or between Israel and Jordan at the Araba near Eilat or the Sheikh Hussein Bridge at Bet Shean Valley.
You will need a visa for Jordan and Egypt, but U.S. and Canadian citizens can obtain these at the border crossing point. Citizens of other countries should check with their local Egyptian and Jordanian consulates for visa requirements.
No vaccinations are required to visit Israel. You can buy most standard medications at the pharmacies. If you need to see a doctor in Israel, check with your hotel concierge. Travel insurance (including medical coverage) is always recommended for all travelers.
Bring good walking shoes and causal wearing. Bring a light sweater for the mountain areas. Holy sites require modest dress (arms and legs covered, and, occasionally, no pants for women). Don’t forget your swimsuit. If you are visiting Israel during the summer you will need lightweight clothing – short-sleeved and sleeveless shirts, shorts, sandals, beach shoes.
If you are visiting Israel in the winter, you will need warm clothing, a coat, good shoes, an umbrella, gloves, a scarf and other warm clothing.
Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential items.
The Israeli currency is the Shekel. Upon arrival use your bank-card to withdraw Shekels from the ATM in Ben Gurion Airport. There are ATM machines all over Israel and credit cards are widely accepted.
In Israel it is customary to tip primarily in restaurants. When the bill does not include service, a 10% tip should be added to the payment. You can tip whenever you think is needed.