Helpful tips when travelling to Israel:
The time of year that you plan your pilgrimage is very important. The weather may influence what you need to pack, in terms of clothing, but also your itinerary and activities, especially liturgical celebrations and local holidays.
Appropriate dress is required to visit the holy sites. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. It is also important to respect local customs and etiquette.
Most citizens of western countries are not required to have a visa to enter Israel as tourists. Israel grants a tourist visa for 90 days upon entering the country. However, we recommend that you contact the Israeli Consulate in your country to confirm the entry requirements for your visit. Additionally, if you are planning to travel to Jordan or Egypt, it is important to check the entry requirements. It is not possible to enter Lebanon or Syria from Israel, or vice versa.
4. Air Travel
We recommend arriving at the airport at least 3 hours prior to avoid any potential delays or problems due to security control.
In Israel the main languages are Hebrew and Arabic. However, it is possible to find people who also speak English.
6. Books and Guides
We recommend getting a guide to the holy sites prior to your trip so that you can take better advantage of your visit. In Israel there are also many books and guides available.