Israel Travel Vaccines and Advice
Although perceived as a country at risk, Israel has a lot to offer. Beyond its tumultuous past is a place rich in diversity and history. Everywhere you look, you can detect signs of its long-standing culture and history, allowing you to travel back in time. If visiting Israel, you should not miss a stopover in Jerusalem, a city where history still lives among its remains. The cosmopolitan Tel Aviv also deserves your attention. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Negev Jeep desert, the sunset over the Holy City from the summit of Mount of Olives, or a beautiful hike to the country’s natural parks. Athletes will enjoy the pleasures of surfing and water skiing.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Israel
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Israel
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Israel
Medical Care in Israel
Unlike other countries in Palestinian territory, standards of healthcare are surprisingly high in Israel. In fact, the country offers the fourth best sanitary system in the world. It is possible to experience treatments of European quality in larger cities in Israel. Residents use Kupot Cholim health insurance in order to pay for these services. The health care system is largely founded on a network of family doctors who operate in clinics, yet some of these consult in private practices and are recommended for French expatriates who are used to private medical services.
In order to use the fast and efficient ambulance service, dial 101.
Is Israel Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Beware of vehicule theft|
|Terrorism||Risk present in many cities such as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; Caution required|
|Demonstrations||Occur regularly; Avoid gatherings|
|Road safety||Traffic fatalities occur often; Poor quality roads|
|Public transportation||High risk; Avoid Israeli public buses|
|Jerusalem/ Bethlehem/ Jericho/ Ramallah||High degree of caution required|
|Gaza strip||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Border with Syria/ Egypt/ Lebanon||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Border with the Gaza Strip||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
|West Bank||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
|Rocket fire||Risk of incoming rocket fire|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Israel?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Israel. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
Please note that there are many more restrictions in order to travel to Israel, click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Israel information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Israel (TEL AVIV)
Canada House, 3/5 Nirim Street,
4th Floor, Tel Aviv 67060, Israel
Tel.: 972 (3) 636-3300
Fax: 972 (3) 636-3383
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Representative Office to Israel (RAMALLAH)
12 Elias Odeh Street,
Ramallah, West Bank
Tel.: 972 (2) 297-8430
Fax: 972 (2) 297-8446
Email: [email protected]