Get Ready for Excitement: Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions of 1st Time Visitors to Israel

Israel is a truly beautiful place to visit and is something that all young people should experience in their lifetime. You may have heard about Birthright Israel and the incredible trips that we offer to young people between the ages of 18 and 26. If you are interested in applying for a trip through one of our Birthright Israel trip organizers, you may have some questions beforehand. Here is some basic information based on the top ten most frequently asked questions by first time visitors to Israel.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need a visa to visit Israel?

Americans, Canadians and most western countries only need a passport to visit Israel.

  1. Is it safe to take a trip to Israel?

Israel is actually an extremely safe country for visitors. Many people in the last few years have traveled back and forth to Israel with no problems whatsoever.

  1. Do I need any vaccinations before visiting Israel?

No. There is no need for vaccinations because Israel is a very hygienic and safe country.

  1. Is the tap water safe to drink?

Yes. The tap water is definitely safe for drinking. Israel features state-of-the-art water filtration systems.

  1. Which airlines will fly to Israel?

More than 80 airlines offer flights to Israel year-round.

  1. What are the transportation options and how do I get around?

There are various traveling options in Israel, including highways, trains, buses and taxies at your disposal.

  1. Will I need an adapter for my electronics?

The Israel electric current is 220 volts. If your appliances do not work on 220 volts, then you will need an adapter.

  1. Will I have Internet access?

Most of the hotels in Israel, as well as many cafes and restaurants, have Wi-Fi.

  1. Can I rent a cellular phone in Israel?

Yes. It can be rather simple and easy to rent a phone in Israel if your current cell phone plan does not have an international feature.

  1. What is the weather like in Israel?

The weatherin Israel is very visitor-friendly. The summers are dry and warm and the winters are often very mild, making it a great vacation destination.

What’s Next?

Now that you know how wonderful Israel is to visit, you should look further into the trips offered through Birthright Israel. Click the link and learn more about registering for a Birthright Israel trip. It can be a truly wonderful and even life-changing opportunity for young people.

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