Pre-Departure Checklist

  • 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.