Make sure to pack any written prescriptions and / or prescription medicines you need.
Israel has international standard medical services and facilities. Hotels can help
you, if you need urgent attention.
It is advisable to pack a small medical kit, although in the numerous pharmacies,
dispersed everywhere in Israel, you can obtain everything you need.
A sample suggestion for the content of such kit:
Pain reliever, antihistamine (for any allergy, insect bites etc.), stomach problem
reliever, band-aids for minor injuries, insect repellent, sunscreen, suntan lotion,
lip guard etc.
Tipping is fairly standard in Israel, and warmly welcome. 10-12 percent is considered
fair. A service charge may or may not be listed on your restaurant bill. Usually
a tip is expected, and at better-quality establishments, 12-15 percent is considered
more appropriate. However - it is not a must and is subject to one's satisfaction
of service received.
No place in the world is 100% safe but Israel is a relatively safe country to travel
in. In the past few years the security situation in Israel has been increasingly
calm. As a result, tourism to Israel has been growing steadily and last year alone
approximately 2 million tourists visited the country.
It is possible to travel between Israel, Jordan and Egypt. You should check with
the relevant embassies if you need a visa to these countries
Entering Palestinian Authority areas (outside of the Israeli responsibility)
Passage to the two major tourist cities of Bethlehem and Jericho in the Palestinian
Authority is direct without prior clearance or required authorization.
Regarding the rest of the Palestinian areas, it is recommended to forward requests
to the IDF Public Relations Office, Fax: +972-2-5305724. All requests should include:
Name, passport nationality and number, destination, name of departure into Palestinian
Area Crossing if known; if crossing is by car - name and details of driver as well
as car registration number. Fax replies will only be sent to Israeli phone/fax numbers.
The weather in Israel is golf - friendly almost all year round. However, golf is
not very popular in Israel. There are only two golf clubs in Israel today: the Caesarea
golf club and the “Ga'ash golf club”.
Both Caesarea and Ga'ash (both within approximately half hour drive from Tel Aviv)
are very well accommodated and enjoy a membership from a high socio-economical background.
, the Caesarea golf club is the first golf club in Israel,,located in prestigious
Caesarea it enjoys a high class image.