- Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your departure date.
- Make sure you have any visas for onward travel (eg to Jordan).
- Bring your national driving licence if you want to hire a car.
- Make sure your bank will allow you to withdraw cash in Israel.
What to Take
- If you plan on using sheruts and local buses, pack light as most do not have much space for luggage.
- English-language books are expensive in Israel so it makes sense to bring enough reading material with you.
What to Wear
Outside of conservative areas and religious sites, Israel is a liberal country, and you can generally wear what you like. In summer, the country can be extremely hot so bring flip-flops, shorts and t-shirts. In winter – and even in spring and autumn – it can be surprisingly cold, so be sure to pack enough layers.