Additional General Information
Travel and Accommodation
Ortal Tourism and Events is the official travel agency of the 2022 Jerusalem International Book Forum, and will be happy to help you to arrange your flights and accommodation.
To book your accommodation through Ortal please contact Yafit Gabay.
To book your flights through Ortal please contact Zvi Cohen.
The weather in Jerusalem in May is warm to moderate. Temperature range between 13º to 26ºC (55º-79ºF).
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.
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.
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.