Here you will find important tips and useful information for Israel.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
ILS 1 = ~ CHF 0.28 ; CHF 1 = ~ ILS 3.54 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
An additional charge per withdrawal may apply in Israel.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
As a rule, goods and services may be paid for in freely convertible currencies.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging ILS in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
For travelers travelling to Arab countries (except Egypt and Jordan) it is recommended to let stamp only the entry permit and not the passport.
Tel Aviv, 228 Rue Hayarkon
Tel. +972 3 546 44 55
8.30 - 12.00 h and 16.00 - 17.30 h (Sun, Tue, Thu)
8.30 - 12.00 h (Mon, Wed)
9.00 - 13.00 h and 16.00 - 19.00 h (Sun - Thu)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Fri)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Hebrew and Arabic
English, German and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / 3-pronged plug
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Across the country, there is a risk of violence.
Travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip (including Israeli settlements) strongly not advised. Travel to the border area with Libanon is not advised. Travel to the border area with Egypt along highway 10 is not advised due to unrest. Mine fields dot the border areas and the Golan Heights occupied by Israel.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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