Israel with Kids

Important facts and information to know when visiting Israel

One of the most fascinating yet controversial countries in the Middle East. Politics aside, it is rich in natural beauty, amazing beaches, cultural diversity and home to the lowest point on earth.

Visiting Israel Important Facts

Official NameState of Israel
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel
LanguageHebrew & Arabic
ReligionJewish 75%, minority Muslims, Christian, Druze
LeadershipParliamentary democracy
Important DatesPassover, Pentecost, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Apr 19 Independence Day
Electrics230V - Type H oval sockets
VisasVisitors Visa
SafetyVaries by region. Click here for full safety advisories visiting Israel

Israel map

Israel visa information

  • There are many countries that will not permit you entry if you have an Israeli visit visa stamped in your passport, accordingly you should receive your visa on a stamped paper that can be removed. (If you still wish to visit other neighbouring countries make sure to insist on this!)
  • You will not be able to apply for a visit visa if you have xx stamps in your passport.

Click here to find out more about Israeli Visas

Points for family visitors to be aware of in Israel

  • We will have more on this section coming soon 

Coming soon – our regional guide to culture and religion for more

When is it best to visit Israel

Not as hot as many of it’s Middle East neighbours, Tel Aviv is perfect for those who love hot sunny summer days on the beach. You may find the Dead Sea areas hot, however not unbearable mid-summer.

The winter months of November through to March are the coldest, with snow even reaching Golan Heights and occasional snowfall in Jerusalem. You will get rainfall along the coast in winter, though it will still pleasant in areas such as Eliat.

Spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit Israel when temperatures are pleasantly mild throughout the country.

Most popular attractions in Israel

Things of geographic and historic importance in Israel (We’ll be updating this section soon)

  • Tel Aviv
  • Bethlehem
  • Jerusalem
  • Nablus
  • Eilat and The Dead Sea

Israel with Kids – Our Travel Stories

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Note where there are disputed Palestinian Territories we have categorized them by the UN definition. This is purely to present the information on this site and is by no means a political statement or meant to offend any readers.

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