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BASIC INFORMATION
ABOUT ISRAEL

Nope! As an American or Canadian citizen you do not need a visa for your trip to Israel as it is a stay of less than 3 months.
Just pack your suitcase and bring your passport to be on your way! ✈

Drinking tap water in Israel is safe and you can feel free to refill your bottles just as you do back home!
If you would like to have bottled water you can also buy at any local store or street vendor.
No matter how you get water, it is important to stay hydrated, especially when out walking and doing activities on hot days!

No vaccinations or shots are required for U.S. or Canadian visitors to Israel. Visitors are urged to bring sufficient quantities of any medications which they take regularly to keep up with their daily regiment. Anyone requiring unexpected medical attention, however, can be assured that the level of medicine practiced in Israel, as well as the facilities available, rank with the very best in Europe or the United States.

Contrary to what the media may convey, Israel has one of the most intensive and professional security forces in the world, running 24/7 whether you see it or not.

This means that visiting the country and traveling around within it is completely safe, despite the occasional incident or flare up that makes the news back home.
Tourism to Israel has been growing steadily and last year alone approximately 2 million tourists visited the country.
During your trip your safety is treated as the top priority and all activities and travel are coordinated with local and federal security authorities to ensure you have a meaningful and memorable experience!

Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed.
Rainfall is relatively heavy in the north and center of the country with much less in the northern Negev and almost negligible amounts in the southern areas composed of desert terrain.
If you are coming in the winter you should bring a light jacket and sweaters or boots, however you can definitely leave your Canada Goose at home.
If you are coming in the summer, pack your shorts and flip flops and get ready to come home with a fresh and gorgeous Mediterranean glow!

Winter:

If you're coming from the east coast in the US you can kiss those blizzards and heavy down knee-length coats goodbye!

Weather in Israel fluctuates between October to March, however, there rarely are snow storms or major weather events that shut down schools and facilities.

Think Los Angeles in January.

On average, Israel has mild weather in the 60-70s during the day throughout most of the country and slightly lower in Jerusalem and the North. At night it can get chillier, around 50's. 

Rain is a central element of Israeli winters so you should definitely pack accordingly - a jacket or fleece, sweaters, long pants, rain boots, and LAYER up so you can adjust as the temperature shifts throughout the day. 

Summer:

Think Miami in July.

Israel experiences hot and sunny summers, during which the air is humid. Clothing worn in Israel in the summer is not very different from what you would wear back in the US.

You can pack light/thin clothing like t-shirts or shorts, sandals, hats, and most importantly - sunscreen! 

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