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Israel Country Quickfacts

  • Tel-Aviv beach on the Mediterranean
  • The street Jesus walked to his crucifixion
  • A view of the Jordan river in Israel
  • Wall between Israel and Palestine
  • Camel relaxing on the top of Mountain of Olives
  • Old Jaffa Port and Tel-Aviv
  • The Bahai Gardens in Haifa
Area:  20,770/22,072 km²
8,019/8,522 sq mi


Country Code: 972
Country Population: 8,238,000
Credit Cards: Major credit cards are accepted throughout Israel.
Currency: New shekel (NIS)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax at the airport but crossing over into Jordan is a cost of 101 NIS ($30 USD)
Drives on the: Right

220 V (European Two Prong configuration)

Ethnic Groups:  75% Jewish
21% Arab
4% other
Flag: Israel Flag
Location:  Israel is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea with Lebanon to the north, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the south and west.
Official Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic
Religion: Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Baha'i
Time Zone: IST (UTC+2)
Tipping: Tipping is customary in Israel but in select spots. In restauarants, 10 - 12% is average and most staff request tips in cash, not added to credit card bills. Locals rarely tip taxi drivers.



Israel Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Israel.

Learn about the history and culture of Israel, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Israel's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Israel for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Israel tours today!


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