Travel to Israel can offer an exhilarating (and sometime bumpy) ride, so you'll want to prepare for the adventure of a lifetime !
I have personally made the long journey back and forth from the States to Israel more than a dozen times. Though my connection with the country began as a tourist on vacation, I kept coming back and eventually even spent a couple of years as a resident.
El Al - Israel's national airline
Let me share with you a few of my most invaluable Dos and Don'ts.
The ultra-modern Ben Gurion Airport
Generally, I have found the immigration process to flow more efficiently than the States.
While most travelers arrive at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) like me, you can also
fly directly to Eilat airport (ETH) from many European destinations.
Just have your Visa or Passport ready to show. Israelis are not known for their patience - check out our page about the Israeli people (Sabras) to learn more about local etiquette (or lack thereof) :).
For Travel in Israel from the airport, I highly recommend the Israel Railway unless of course you are traveling on the Jewish sabbath that begins Friday at sundown and ends Saturday night. Most official Israeli businesses close down during this time. Israil is a wonderful way to travel and serves most of the population centers of the country.
I hope you will find my advice on Travel to Israel valuable and I wish you a pleasant journey.
Tehanu ! (Enjoy in Hebrew)