Home to the famous Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and Haifa, Israel is one country that has an overabundance of beautiful attractions. It is worthy to take time in getting acquainted with the necessary information before heading to this side of the world. Here are the essentials. 


Israel encounters three kinds of climate: summer, overlap, and winter. From June to September, the country experiences dry summer characterized by a warm and humid weather.

From December to March, the weather becomes cooler as the climate approaches to the mild winter. There could be a possibility of rain or snow during this season. In the months of late March, April and May as well as late September, October and November, there is an overlap of climates. It could be pleasantly sunny or with certain amount of rain showers.  

Available Flights

There are four airlines available for those who are keen to visit Israel.

Israel Airlines carries passengers from Greece, Germany, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Italy, Georgia, Cyprus, and Bulgaria to Tel Aviv.

El Al Israel Airlines  carries passengers from certain countries in Europe, Middle East, North America, Africa and North Asia to Tel Aviv.

Up carries passengers from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungaryand Ukraine to Tel Aviv.

Arkia Israeli Airlines carries passengers from certain European countries, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Tanzania, and Seychelles to Tel Aviv. 

Travel Requirements and Costs

For a person intending to stay in Israel for a short time, one must secure a B/2 Visitor's Visa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website lists the Visa rule that: "B/2 visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue and the duration of the stay in Israel will be determined by the Border Police. A visitor who wishes to extend his visit may submit an application at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior."

Visa applicants must ensure to have the following documents: a valid passport and a photocopy of it, a completed and signed visa application, proof of the applicant's sufficient financial means, round trip airline tickets, two passport pictures (5x5 cm).

Costs are laid out, specifically, on the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


There is a great variety of selection and accommodations are categorized into hotels, hostels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, camping grounds, and tents. 


There is a wide variety of selection for different types of tourists. There are beaches such as the Acadia beach and Palmachim Beach, and parks like Arbel National Park and Bar'am National Park. There are also several wineries in different regions as well as monasteries and chapels. Travellers may also go and discove UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tourists may visit and explore Tel Aviv, Eilat, Negev, Masada, Safed and many more.

Familiarizing oneself in these essentials will make it easier and quicker to pack the suitcase and head to the "Land of Creation."

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