Israel destination information

All you need to know before visiting Israel

Israel summary

Israel is a small country with around 9M Israeli. Official languages are Arabic and Hebrew. Israel uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Israel is New Israeli Sheqel (ILS).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 66
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 55

ATMs in Israel are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Israel is on average 11.6 Mbps. In Israel you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Jerusalem
🗣️ Arabic Hebrew
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 9M ☀️ ~20 °C 🌧 ~26 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 21k km2 (8k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Israel uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type H.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic
  • Hebrew


Currency 💱

1 ILS = 0.28 USD

Israel uses the Israeli new shekel (symbol: ?), code ILS.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50 and 20 new shekels. New Shekel is subdivided into 100 agoras. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 new shekels and 50 and 10 agoras.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Israel. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Israel has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Israel since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Roaming 🌐

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

118, 119

Ambulance :


Fire department :

+94 (11) 242 2222

Calling ☎️


To call Israel, dial +, then 972 (the country code for Israel), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Israel, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 972 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Israel is on average 11.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Israel is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣


Rules 🚗

In Israel you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Customs rules

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Israeli embassies

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