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What you should know before traveling to Israel

Israel is a small country in the Middle East. It has a long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The most known fact about this country is its capital city. It is Jerusalem. The size of this country is just 20.770km². It has the population of 7.933.200 people. 

If you travel from Israel to the Arab Emirates or Syria, you should remove any proof that you visited Israel. This even included products with Hebrew labels. Because of this, Israel no longer stamps passports. Instead, you will get a card size of a credit card. Do not lose it. On the other side, this isn’t required if you travel to Jordan from Israel. Many countries have an agreement with Israel, which means that their citizens can visit this country without a visa. It is recommended to check with your embassy in order to see is your country one of them.

The best way to go to Israel is by plane. The main airport is the Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport. It is 40 kilometers away from Jerusalem. You can also travel by bus or by a car. However, traveling to Israel by boat is very difficult. Hitchhiking is incredibly easy. This is one of the easiest countries for this type of travel in the world.

Arabic and Hebrew are official languages in Israel. Hebrew is more spoken language. 20% of the population speaks Arabic language. The English language is the most used foreign language. Children learn English language in school, in early age. There are a lot of people who speak Russian language.
The official currency is the New Israeli Shekel. There is a lot of ATMs. 

 

 

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