ISRAEL: Safety Travel Tips

Stay Out of Harm’s Way: A safety guide by Guided Tours Israel

If you are going to travel to Israel for the first time, it is imperative that you also make sure of your safety aside from securing your accommodation and other necessities. First of all, you are in a new place, and second, it would be challenging to get around especially when you are alone.

But just in case you are anxious whether Israel is a dangerous place for traveling – NO, it is not dangerous. It is safe to travel around this Middle Eastern country. And although it is helpful to read about your destination before reaching, and there is nothing wrong in being aware of the typical Guided Tours Israel travel tips to keep you safe during your stay in the foreign land. To find out more about Israel guided tours, hop on to this link.

General Travel Tips for a Safe Guided Tours Israel

  • These general safety tips and warnings are not only meant for first-time travelers to Israel. These also serve as reminders to everyone who has already been in the country for several times already.
  • The local citizens in Israel are friendly and most of them can speak English. If you want to ask them something, then there is no need for you to feel uncomfortable. You can ask them politely.
  • Despite being in a safe place, small crimes like theft still exist in the country. With such circumstance, always be vigilant by guarding your personal belongings such as mobile phones and wallets. As much as possible, don’t keep on displaying them while you are walking in the public.
  • If you want to exchange your money to the ‘shekel’ currency, then do it at the airport or at legit money changers. As a guided tours Israel travel advice, it is best to avoid having money transactions on the streets.
  • When it comes to transportation, you can ride on buses since they are cheaper than taxis. But if you decide to ride a cab, then be sure to politely tell the driver to turn on the meter.
  • Starting from mid-July to mid-August is the summer season. During those days, jellyfishes usually come out, but they are not that dangerous. However, it really hurts if they are going to sting you, so don’t stay too long in the water.
  • Israel houses a number of world-class public beaches where there are lifeguards working on daytime. As part of their duties, they make certain announcements in several languages. And when they do announce something, be sure to listen to them.
  • Tel Aviv is one of the most popular cities in Israel. It is a place where you can enjoy from day until the wee hours of the night. Even when it is already late, women can safely walk around the city since everything is still open. But be always cautious as a tourist and remember to act properly like how it should be in other cities.
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A house in Israel, that visually speaks of simplicity and pure rustic beauty.

Additional Security Tips on Your Israel Tours

  • Security is present in many public areas like malls and restaurants. You can always reach out to them for help if necessary.
  • When you are within the areas of East Jerusalem and outside of the “Green Line” boundaries, be always careful to avoid getting yourself in trouble.
  • It is best NOT TO TRAVEL to Gaza and in the areas situated in the West Bank.
  • Make sure that you have time to access the US Travel Warning so that you will be updated with any significant information.
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Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for Bauhaus architecture, beaches and nightlife.

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  1. Anda says:

    Thanks for sharing this post. My husband and I were debating last week if Israel is safe enough for a visit. He wants to go by all means, while I am a little reluctant. We’ll follow your tips and bite the bullet. After all, this is such a great country!

  2. Sara Broers says:

    Thanks for the tip on alerting the cab driver to turn on the meter, nothing like being shocked with a surprise cab bill. Sounds like if you pay attention to travel warnings and the like, you should be safe traveling in Israel.

  3. Kenny says:

    It’s a great post and thanks a lot for the information.
    Especially just in time for me as I am planning to visit Israel soon!
    Looking forward to see the heritage sites and great places in the country 🙂

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