Pre-travel Tips


A trip to Israel can be a life changing experience. However, it’s important that you take some time to prepare for your trip long before you leave. Failure to do so can be detrimental to your visit and could leave you disappointed. By following these six simple tips, you can ensure that you have a safe and memorable journey to this unique country.
First, you should check with your doctor to see if any vaccinations are necessary prior to your trip. There are viruses in this region that are not found anywhere else in the world and if you have not taken the proper measures to prepare yourself from them, you could become sick.
It is also worthwhile to inquire about the nuances in Israeli culture. The way that locals behave and react to different situations may sometimes be very different from your own. This can lead to miscommunication with the locals or even an embarrassing situation for you.
While researching the culture, you should also familiarize yourself with Israeli laws. Laws in Israel are strictly enforced for all individuals and there are likely a few that will be new to you.
You should also be sure to pack a variety of different clothes. Israel is a nation of many different climates and you are likely to experience them all. For example, you may decide to spend one day skiing the slopes of Mount Hermon and the next relaxing on the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Long, loose clothing should also be packed to protect you from the sun while visiting the desert.
Unfortunately, the region surrounding Israel is well-known for its instability. While Israeli forces work hard to keep the area safe for tourists, you should still check your government’s travel advisories for any safety issues that should be considered. For example, as of this writing, the tourist hotspot Gaza is currently listed as a dangerous area and the United States strongly advises that its citizens do not visit this area.
If you plan to use travelers checks or a debit card for purchases, you also need to learn your bank’s policies regarding international transactions. Some will charge excessive fees while others will not even allow it. If you need cash, there are many ATMs throughout Israel that you can use to withdraw cash, but certain places (particularly hotels) charge excessive rates for their use.


About Midnightrabbi inspired aka Eli Goldsmith

Eli Goldsmith aka the Midnightrabbi inspired, is originally from a well-known family, in the music biz and entertainment industry, from London, has transferred his upbringing and talents to be at the cutting edge of culture and Jewish talent hosting events for many programs. He studied in England at John Lyons School Harrow, Woodhouse College and Sussex University! Continuing his education in Israel, Talmudic Law and group council at Ohr Somayach, Kollel Aiza Birah and Kollel Boston, in Derech Hamelech and Rabbi in 6 well-known programs where was named honorably the Midnightrabbi by the beloved students themselves, He has rounded off his outlook with a large breath of wisdom including the "7 habits" from Stephen Covey to become the “10 habits” practical business successful approach. Working as a Consultant in the well-known Charity for 4 years, the Jaffa Institute and sister program the Bet Shemesh Educational Center is where he honed his talents in management and formed a bond with many special people worldwide. Recently working as a Consultant and Office manager of UKA United Kashruth Authority. And as a Counselor at Retorno a REHAB center. Eli was excitedly consulting, & as Customer Service & Sales Executive updating their Social media, @Student Services at MJI Institute. Eli Goldsmith is looking for new opportunities to inspire, alongside performing successfully as a Customer Service Executive at Nu Mark LLC. Eli contributes to HR and training with CX talks and positive professional feedback. Speaking in front of large audiences with confidence and inspiration. Eli is dedicating his spare time to the Future Special Education. This is the key to the root of the issue in Education! Partner with Founder of Unity Inspires Projects aka UPI! speaker :) Eli G consults with many artists and businesses to success! Look forward to hear from you for dedicated work together!
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One Response to Pre-travel Tips

  1. I have been there several times. I didn’t really take vaccines before the trips. I am still healthy. Though it is still wise to take shots too, to ease your mind.

    Israeli culture is not that hard to get acquainted to. Like myself, on my first time I embarrassed myself with the proper greeting. Anyway, people in Israel is very hospitable and friendly people.

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