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

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

General travel tips for visiting Israel


See our regional guide to culture and religion for more


When is it best to visit Israel

Coming soon


Most popular attractions in Israel

Things of geographic and historic importance in Israel

  • Tel Aviv
  • Bethlehem
  • Nablus
  • The Dead Sea

Israel with Kids – Our Travel Stories

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Further reading and resources on Israel

Blogs

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Resources

Official Israeli Tourist site

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Kids Resources

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Note where there are disputed Palestinian Territories we have categorised 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.

NB please check facts with the appropriate authorities before travelling. Information correct to best of our knowledge as at March 2018. This page contains affiliate links.

Contribute to this section

Have you been to Israel with or without kids? Do you live in Israel and would like to share some of your family adventures?

We are looking for more contributors to this category. Pop over and see our contributors page and find out how you can get involved in building our resource library for fellow visitors to Israel