Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Climate and Clothing
The weather in the Jerusalem in June is hot. No rain. Average temperatures: 28°C - 18°C (82°F - 64°F). No rain. Casual dress is appropriate for all conference occasions. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats, suntan lotion and swimsuits are recommended for tours and outdoors activities.
Travel to Israel
Ben-Gurion Internation Airport is served by many daily direct flights from most destinations.
El-Al is Israel's national airline carrier.
Currency / Exchange
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.
Banking and Changing Money
Banks are open Sunday through Thursday 08:30-12:00, on some afternoons. Some bank are open also on Friday mornings. Hours vary by branch. All banks are closed on Friday afternoon and on Saturday.
The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official currency in Israel. Foreign currency of all kinds may be exchanged at the airport, banks, post offices, most hotels or licensed exchange agencies.
Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The conference organizers and/or Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd. shall not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants nor for personal injuries sustained during or as a result of the conference or during tours.
Stores are generally open Sunday through Thursday 09:00-19:00 and Friday 09:00–14:00. Most shopping malls are open also on Saturday from one hour after sunset until 22:00. All Superpharm and Newpharm stores include a pharmacy.
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Jerusalem: 47 km / 29 miles
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Tel-Aviv: 15 km / 9.5 miles
Jerusalem – Tel-Aviv: 62 km / 39 miles
Conference Secretariat and Travel AgentDiesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd.
P.O. Box 57176
61571 Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone: +972-3-5651313, +972-3-5651344
Fax: + 972-3-5610152