Israel grants on-arrival visas to most nationalities.
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Israel has peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, so it’s easy to combine a visit with a trip to Petra and/or to the Red Sea coast of Sinai. Western governments advise against all travel to northern Sinai for security reasons.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Israel has extensive public transport networks; for routes and schedules, head to www.bus.co.il. Buses and trains do not run on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.
Car A great way to tour the countryside, but parking can be a hassle in major cities.
Bus Bus service is extensive.
Sherut Service taxis, which leave when full, are generally quicker than buses on major routes.
Train Intercity and commuter lines run along the coast, to Ben Gurion Airport and up to Jerusalem.