Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
According to the information we have, a visa is required for US citizens to enter Israel, available upon arrival. Upon arrival, you will receive an automatic visa because you are US citizens. If you decide to peruse a visa in advanced, please let us know. We have provided a visa letter to assist in this process. Please contact your local consulate to verify this information as it is subject to change without notice.
The US government has a travel advisory warning for travel to Israel, the West Bank & the Gaza Strip. Please read through this website, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/israel-travel-warning.html so you are fully prepared and aware of the situation.
Value Added Tax (IGV) Exemption: VAT exemption or refund generally applies to goods and services paid by tourists in foreign currency. VAT is refunded on purchases provided that receipts and refund forms are presented with the merchandise at the airport bank
The CDC currently has a travelers health alert for the Arabian Peninsula for MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). It is advised that you exercise enhanced precautions when in the affected area. For more information, please visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-saudi-arabia-qatar For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Israel please visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. You can also visit http://www.who.int/ith/ITH_country_list.pdf to check on these requirements.