7 Tips for a smooth daily routine in Israel

 

 

Small details can make the difference

 

 1. Voltage -Standard voltage is 220 volts, 50Hz AC .(universal travel adaptor will be helpful).

2. Money - The currency of Israel is Israeli New Shekel. Traveller's Cheques are not recommended as they're often difficult to
    exchange and incur high fees. Banks are working Sunday – Friday noon, no Banks on Saturday, you always have automated
    teller machines can be found at the entrance of every bank.

3. Health Obtain a health insurance. Prepare your daily medicine for the duration of your vacation. In case special care or equipment
    is needed inform your tour coordinator ahead. Make a list of your preccriptions and ask your phisitian to summarize your health
    condition in case of chronic illness. Inform about your food restrictions in advance

4. Water -The tap water in Israel is considered safe to drink, but as a precaution you may want to drink bottled water.

5. Weekends - The Israeli weekend begins at Friday afternoon till Saturday evening. Most of the shops are closing up and public
    transportation stops, taxis are available. Sunday is a working day.6.Shopes Usually open Sunday to Friday and will close at about  
    7 or 8 pm, in malls they stay open till 10 pm some times later. Saturday- shops are close. however, the entertainment venues, 
    restaurants,   coffee shops and bars stay open. In addition, many businesses in the big cites stay open also during the weekend as
    Kiosks ,supermarkets, automatic Laundromats, and pharmacies,  

6. Shopes - Usually open Sunday to Friday and will close at about 7 or 8 pm, in malls they stay open till 10 pm some times later. on
    Saturday- shops are close. however, the entertainment venues, restaurants, coffee shops and bars stay open. In addition, many
    businesses in the big cites stay open also during the weekend as Kiosks ,supermarkets, automatic Laundromats, and pharmacies,


7. Holy Places -Visitors to synagogues, most of the churches and all mosques should be aware that entry will normally not be permitted
    to those with exposed legs or women with exposed upper arms. Women may be asked to cover bare arms and legs in both mosques
    and synagogues. Carry a wrap or bring along long sleeve shirts for these occasions. Men entering a synagogue should cover their heads,
    any hat will do. Mosques -both men and women will be required to take off their shoes before entry.