Israel Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Israel Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Israel, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

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.

While traveling to Israel, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
The stunning waters of Israel

Recommended travel vaccinations for Israel

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Israel

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic 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
Landmines Risk present
Jerusalem/ Bethlehem/ Jericho/ Ramallah High degree of caution required
Border with Syria/ Egypt/ Lebanon AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Border with the Gaza Strip AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Rocket fire Risk of incoming rocket fire
Health Polio warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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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)
Street Address:
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]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Canadian Representative Office to Israel (RAMALLAH)
Street Address:
12 Elias Odeh Street,
Ramallah, West Bank

Tel.: 972 (2) 297-8430
Fax: 972 (2) 297-8446

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the representative office’s website