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Q: What languages are spoken in Jerusalem?

A: Official language in the old city is Arabic and Hebrew in the west part of Jerusalem. People understand and speak English as well.

Q: What is the time zone?

A: The time zone in Jerusalem is GMT +2.

Q: When is the best time to visit Jerusalem?

A: Jerusalem has a wonderful climate through the year where you can enjoy the four seasons. 

Q: Who do I contact in case of emergency?

A: Emergency Telephone Numbers:

Police: 100

Ambulance: 101

Fire Department: 102

Q: What are the public holidays in Jerusalem?

A: Weekend holiday in Jerusalem for Muslims is Friday. Most places are closed on Fridays, but the shops in the old city are open. Some of the Christians may choose Sunday as their main weekly holiday, while Jewish people work till Friday midday and do not work on Saturday.

Q: What is the used currency in Jerusalem?

A: The official currency in Jerusalem is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Paper currency comes in 20, 50, 100 and 200 NIS. Metal currency comes in 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, 5 and 10 NIS. Currencies of foreign countries can be converted into Israeli Shekel at exchange offices and banks and post offices in accordance with the daily exchange rate. Currencies such as U.S. Dollar and Euro are accepted by large number of shops, hotels and restaurants.

Q: What is the country code to dial to Jerusalem?

A: If you are calling Jerusalem from abroad, don't forget that the dialing code is +972 (which replace the 0) Jerusalem has 02 as code, if you call from outside you should not dial the 0 (which means: +9722)

Q: Will I have easy internet access?

A: Wi-Fi is available in most Hotels and coffee shops for free. If you want to access the internet through your international line (3G), be aware that your network will charge you to access your data while you are in Jerusalem.

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Jerusalem?

A: Americans, Canadians and citizens of most western countries need just a passport to come to Jerusalem no visa is required. 

Q: Will I need an adapter for my appliances in Jerusalem?

A: The electric current in Jerusalem is 220 volts, C, single phase, 50 Hertz, the same as in Europe. Most sockets are three-pronged but most accept European two-pronged plugs. If your appliance does not work on 220 volts, you will need an adaptor.

Q: What are the transportation options from the airport?

A: Most visitors arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) 35 minutes from Jerusalem. If you’re arriving without prior land arrangements, there are cabs at the airport, bus services – and trains are available from the airport station.

* Please note that most buses and trains don’t operate on Saturdays