Israel Country Quickfacts
|Area:||20,770/22,072 km² |
8,019/8,522 sq mi
|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 |
|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
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