Health

Emergency telephone numbers
Vaccines
Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis
Health risks

West Nile virus (mosquito-borne disease)

Quality of public medical facilities
Good
Tap water
Safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Jerusalem (internationally, this city has not been recognized as Israel's capital)
Major towns and cities
Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba, Ashdod, Rishon LeZion
Official languages
Hebrew and Arabic
GDP
USD 258 billion
Population
7.9 million
Area
20,406 km²
Currency

New Shekel (ILS)

Time zone
UTC +2
Country code
+972 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Tel Aviv, Eilat

Tourism & local way of life

Climate
Mediterranean on the coast, desert climate in some regions
Best time to visit
Between March and May or in September or October
Best places to visit
Jerusalem
Dead Sea
Timna National Park
Mount Gilboa
Tel-Aviv beaches
Massada fortress

Partenaires

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