When to goSun is present all year round in Israel. The tourist season lasts from July to August and December to January. Summer temperatures are high and can reach 30°C in some regions. On the coast the temperatures are a bit lower. The amount of tourists also varies a lot depending on Jewish celebrations.
For a trip shorter than 3 months in Israel you don't need a visa, just a passport which is valid for 6 months or more from the day you will enter the country.
Security controls can be very strict and long when you enter Israel, so you must be patient! For Canadians, the formalities are the same as for Europeans.
For more information, you can consult the government's website.
It's recommended that you have an up to date DPT vaccination before a trip to Israel.
In the case of an accident in Palestinian territory, it's advised to call the Palestinian Red Cross on 101.
Airline ticketsThe average price of a return ticket from London to Tel Aviv varies between £100 to £300. Price changes according to the season but also according to the Jewish festival calendar where visits increase.
Time differenceThe time difference between Israel and the UK is 2 hours, so when it is 7pm in London, it's 9pm in Israel.
LanguageThere are two official languages in Israel: Hebrew and Arabic.
The British embassy in Israel
Ha-Yarkon St 192, Tel Aviv-Yafo,
The Israeli embassy in the UK
2 Palace Green,
London W8 4QB, United Kingdom
British Services and Information Office in Gaza
Telephone : +972 (8) 2641456
Israeli police: 100
Israeli fire services: 102
Israeli ambulance / Palestinian Red Cross: 101
Phone and internet connection
Israel's dialling code is +972.
The country's hotels and cafes generally have WiFi or an Internet connection. In the big cities there are many Internet cafes, so you won't have any problem connecting to the Internet.