Visitor Information

Accommodation, Tours & Transfers

An official travel agency for the 2019 JIBF will soon be appointed.

Climate

The weather in Jerusalem in June is warm to moderate. Temperature range between 18º to 28ºC (64º-82ºF).

Electricity

The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.

Visas

Holders of EU, USA and Canadian passports do not need an entry visa to Israel. For participants from other countries, we suggest you check with your travel agent or local Israeli embassy/consulate. The procedure may be lengthy and it is recommended to apply for a visa approx. 3 months prior to the conference.

All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country.

Please contact the conference secretariat to obtain a letter of invitation to assist in applying for a visa. Additional information on visa requirements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Currency

The currency unit in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS – “Shekel” in short).  International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at Ben-Gurion International Airport. We recommend that you change some money at the airport for immediate needs.

Liability and Insurance

The Conference Secretariat and Organizers will be exempt from all liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.