Visas & Useful Information


Please note that all visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date they enter the Country. Individuals from countries which require an entry visa to Israel should contact the Israeli Embassy/Consulate in their home country to obtain a visa. For a list of Israeli offices abroad and for more information about Israeli visa requirements, please refer to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Personal invitations will be supplied by the Conference Secretariat, upon request, to participants from countries that require an entry visa to Israel. All requests for personal invitations should be sent on the official letterhead of the applicants' company/organization to


We welcome participation of participants from around the world including those from countries without diplomatic relations with Israel. Interested participants from such countries should notify the Conference Secretariat a minimum of three months prior to the conference, and should include their full name, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue and expiry, date of arrival and flight details in their application letter. In handling the visa applications, the Conference Secretariat will be in contact with the Israeli authorities and do its best to arrange for an entry visa prior the participant's arrival.


Important note for tourists continuing from Israel on to Arab countries (except Egypt and Jordan):

It is recommended that you request that an Israeli stamp not appear on your passport.
You must notify the passport control officer of your request before your documents are stamped.

Note: Passport and visa requirements may change on short notice. 
Travelers are advised to check entry requirements with the Israeli Embassy/Consulate or with their travel agent prior to departure.

For any question relating to visas, please contact the Conference Secretariat at:  


Useful Information

Weather and Clothing
Israel’s northern and coastal regions are classified as Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool rainy winters; whereas the southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate.
Israel enjoys temperate weather throughout the year. Not much rain is expected from early spring through late autumn. 
June is early summer in Israel.
Along with avoiding excessive exposure to the sun, during sunny days visitors are recommended to wear protective head coverings and use sun blocks.
Jerusalem and the Galilee are colder than Tel Aviv, especially in the evening. Light jacket is recommended. 

Average Temperatures in June (Minimum to Maximum): 

For the daily weather forecast for Israel visit The Israel Meteorological Service Website.
Throughout the Conference dress code will be business casual, while visiting religious sites a modest dress code is recommended.

The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel. 
Most international credit cards are accepted.
Current exchange rates are available on:

Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.
Value Added Tax Reimbursement
According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.

For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT