Visiting Israel? Check the Latest Travel Advisory on Haaretz.com

Want to know whether it's safe to visit Israel? Where your country advises against visiting? Need a doctor, a pharmacy, or just some emergency tourist information? Check Haaretz.com for weekly travel advisory updates.

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An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are required for entry into Israel.

United States travel advisory
The State Department urges U.S. citizens to avoid entering Gaza Strip and to exercise caution while traveling in the West Bank. Citizens are also advised to remain vigilant while traveling in Jerusalem, and to be on alert in public places such as malls, clubs, restaurants, cafes, places of worship and theaters. U.S. Government personnel are subject to additional travel restrictions.

The Western Wall in JerusalemCredit: David Bachar

Canada travel advisory
Canada advises its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution while traveling in Israel; to avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip, to areas surrounding the Gaza Strip and to the West Bank, excluding Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem; to avoid non-essential travel to regions of Israel bordering Lebanon, as well as to Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem. Citizens, including dual nationals, are required to carry their passports at all times and to register with the Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv. Canadian citizens should exercise a high level of personal security awareness while traveling in Jerusalem and to avoid crowds, political gatherings and demonstrations. Citizens are also advised to monitor news reports and follow the advise of local authorities.

United Kingdom travel advisory
The U.K. advises its citizens to avoid all travel to Gaza, as well as against any attempt to enter the coastal territory by sea. It also advises citizens to avoid travel to the northern border areas of Shaaba Farms and Ghajar (along the Blue Line with Lebanon). Citizens should be aware of the general threat from terrorism, to be vigilant when traveling in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and to register mobile phone with the Consulate General in Jerusalem.

Ambulance and Hospitals
J.L Abir Ambulance of Israel 24-hour Dispatch: +972-2-6222-111

Magen David Adom Hospital

Tel Aviv 03-54601411, Haifa 0485122333, Jerusalem 026523133

Herzilya Medical Center 97299592555

Eilat Yoseftal Medical Center 086358011

Netanya Laniado Hospital Sanz Medical Center 97298604662

Emergency phone numbers

Police
Dial 100 from any telephone

Tourist Police
03-5165382

Fire
Dial 102 from any telephone

Pharmacies
Super Pharm has 130 locations throughout Israel, and is open weekends and most holidays.

Tourist Offices

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport:
Arrivals Hall
Tel: 03-9754260
E-mail: doritk@tourism.gov.il
Opening hours: All the time (24/7)

Tel Aviv Tourism Association
City Hall, 69 Ibn Gvirol st., Tel Aviv
Telephone: 03-5218500
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 9:00am-2:00pm

Tel Aviv Tourism Association
Tel Aviv Promanade, 46 Herbert Samuel st.
Telephone: 03-5166188
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 9:30am-4:30pm

Jerusalem & Area

Jerusalem tourism office
Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab Square in the Old City
Tel: 02-6280403 ; 02-6271422 ; 02-6260576
E-mail: orenm@tourism.gov.il
Opening hours: Sat-Thu : 8:30am-5:00pm; Fri: 8:03am-1:00pm

Dead Sea Tamar Regional Council
Public Solarium, Ein Bokek
Telephone: 08-9975010
E-mail: tamar266@bezeqint.net
Opening hours: Mon-Sat . Winter - 9:00am-4:00pm Summer - 10:00am-5:00pm

Gush Ezion Tourism Association
Efrat Industry Region
Telephone: 02-9938388 Fax:02-9309797
E-mail: tourism@gush-etzion.co.il
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 8:00am-4:00pm

Netanya & Sharon Coast Line

12 Ha'atzmaut Square, Netanya
Telephone: 1-700-709292 ; 09-8827286
Fax: 09-8874819
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 8:00am-4:00pm : Fri: 09:00am-12:00pm

Haifa & North

Haifa Tourist Association Address:
48 Ben Gurion st., The German Colony
Tel: 1-800-305090, 04-8535606/5
http://tour-haifa.co.il
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 9:00am-5:00pm : Fri: 09:00am-1:00pm ; Sat: 10:00am-3:00pm
Carmelim Carmel Beach Regional Council

Kibbutz Ein Carmel
Tel. 04-8136239/40
Internet site: http://www.carmelim.org.il

The Cave Strean Nature Reserve
Tel: 04-9841750
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 9:00am-4:00pm : Fri: 08:00am-1:00pm ; Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm

Hameyasdim St. Zichron Yaakov
Telephone: 04-6398892
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 8:00am-1:00pm

Galilee & Golan

Info. Tour Golan
Hutzot Hagolan, Katzerin
Telphone: 04-6962885 / 04-6851010
Fax: 04-6961844
E-mail: info-tour@golan.org.il
Opening Hours: Sun.- Thu. 9am- 3:45pm, Fri. 9am-12:45am

Nazareth Tourist Information (Ministry of tourism):
58 Casanova st.
Telephone: 04-6570555 / 04-6573003 / 04-6572279
Fax: 04-6573078
E-mail: nazrat@int.gov.il
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm ; Sat. 9:00am-1:00pm

Nazareth Cultural & Tourism Association:
Khan Elbasha Building
Telephone: 04-6011072
Fax: 04-6469308
Email : board@nazarethboard.org
Website: http://www.nazarethinfo.org

Upper Galilee
70 Tel Hai Blvd. Kiryat Shemona
Telephone: 04-6817152
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm : Fri: 8:00am-1:00pm

Tiberias
Habanim st. Archaeological Park
Telephone: 04-6725666 Fax: 04-6725062
Opening hours: Sun-Thu : 9:00 -16:00, Fri: 8:30 – 12:30

Jordan Valley Regional Council
Comercial Center, Zemah Junction
Telephone: 04-6752727 Fax: 04-6709454
E-mail: tour@j-v.org.il
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 9:00am-4:00pm : Fri, Sat & Holidays: 9:00am-2:00pm

Eilat & South

Eilat:
8 Beit Hagesher st.
Telephone: 08-6309111
E-mail: avik@tourism.gov.il
Opening hours: Sun-Thu : 8:30am-5:00pm ; Sat. 8:00am-1:00pm

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