Travel Vaccinations for Israel
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Israel.
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Epaxyl, Single Dose||£80|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Further Travel Health Advice for Israel
Extraordinary adventures await you in Israel, the land of Moses, a country whose first thousand years of history are recorded in the Bible. From the ancient treasure that is Jerusalem, to the natural beauty of Israel’s port city, Haifa, any visitor to Israel is bound to be enthralled with this timeless land. In direct juxtaposition to the biblical history that surrounds you in Israel, is a vibrant industrial nation at the forefront of high-tech development and production. Do not forget to take time for a visit to upbeat, glitzy Eilat with its nature reserves and underwater observatory marine park. As you prepare for your trip to Israel, make a note to include a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, to be doubly sure that you are safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need.
Heat and Humidity
During the summer, Israel has a very hot, dry Mediterranean climate, and you must take care to keep yourself hydrated, whether touring cities, or relaxing at the beach. Drink lots of bottled water, or juices.
It is best not to drink the tap water in Israel. Carry bottled water with you, and also use bottled water for brushing your teeth, no matter which area you visit. Avoid ice cubes.
Food and Drink
Israeli cuisine has been given a facelift in the past few decades, from the traditional matzo and brisket meals, and now has become much more inventive, and is, naturally, a culinary melting pot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. There are many varieties of fish, meat, and produce available in most restaurants and in fine hotels, but the favourites remain. A typical meal will probably contain mashed chickpeas, flat bread, such as pita, hummus, and chicken cutlets known as schnitzel, but in Israel, lunch is often considered the main meal. Mint tea and mint lemonade are high on the list of favourite beverages, although coffee is not a far second.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
In Israel, generally, health care services are very good. It is important to find out more before travelling to remote locales, such as the Negev. Arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need, since private health care providers might expect payment in cash.
Travel and Health Insurance
Protect yourself, and your family, with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any unusual activities, such as water sports.