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How safe is traveling to Israel?
Travel in Israel is safe despite what media is constantly covering in southern Israel and Gaza. The situation in the south of the country is not affecting tourists moving around in the country as conflict areas aren’t areas where most people live. They certainly aren’t the areas that travelers visit. The main tourist areas – Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Negev, Dead Sea and Galilee, remain as safe as always.
Crime rates are low. Tourists don’t have to worry about street crime.
Never the less you can never be too careful when visiting a foreign country. Stay vigilant at all times and save your emergency numbers for your peace of mind.
How to call 911 in Israel?
911 is the emergency number in United States as well as in a number of other countries. You can dial 911 while in Israel. You will automatically be redirect to a local number.
Calls to 911 are free of charge.
Some situations when you’d want to call 911:
- Crimes in progress
- Life-threatening situations
- Traffic accidents
- Hazardous chemical spills
- Fire/smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarms that are sounding
- Explosive devices
- Elevator rescues
- Fuel spills
- Smoke in the building
- Aircraft emergencies
- Cliff rescues
- Beach or water-related emergency
911 calls are usually answered within 60 seconds.
What will happen if I call 112 in Israel?
112 is the European emergency number. This number is dialed free of charge from fixed and mobile phones everywhere in the EU. It will get you straight through to the emergency services – police, ambulance, fire brigade. EU tourists may intuitively dial 112 in an emergency.
On GSM phones, the number 112 is guaranteed to connect to emergency services, no matter what country you’re in. As with 911 in many countries 112 is programed to forward the caller to a local emergency number.
So if you are a traveler from Europe who dialed 112 or 911 don’t worry both calls will be forwarded to a local emergency and your phone will display “Emergency Call” on screen.
Local Emergency Numbers in Israel
Dedicated Emergency Number for Tourists in Israel
Call *3888 from any phone 24/7 for immediate answers regarding tourist services as well as assistance from the Israel Police, Ministry of Interior Services and the Airport Authority.
Tourists in Tel-Aviv can also call the tourist police at 03-5165382 if an emergency arises. The tourist police office is located on the corner of Geula and Herbert Samuel Streets, in Tel Aviv.
In an emergency you can call the ambulance 101 to request an ambulance or to find out about the nearest casualty department.
Terem is an urgent care center that offers a range of services under one roof, including x-rays and laboratory tests on site. Many of the doctors and staff speak English.
Address: 6 Yanovsky St, Talpio
Low-Cost Medical & Dental Clinic in the Old City Open to Tourists
Address: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Road, Christian Quarter, Old City
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 2:00pm; Fri: 09:00am – 2:00pm (general doctor only); Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm; Sun: closed
Emergency Medical Services in Jerusalem
Terem City Entrance
Address: 80 Yirmeyahu St, Romema
Address: 4 Gedud Haivri St, Katamon
Terem Bikur Holim Hospital
Phone: 1-599-520-520 extension 2
Address: 74 Hanvi’im Street
Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem
Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus
Sharei Zedek Hospital
Bikkur Cholim Hospital
*Open 8:00 am – 7 p.m.
Municipality and City information
*Dialing number in general is 106 but for some cities it varies between 106-109. Complete list of hotline numbers in Israel can be found in this list.
Phone repair 166
Phone service 199
Wake-up call 1475
Other Useful Information?
City Information Service – 106 or (02) 531-46-004.
Tourist Information Office in Jerusalem – (02) 625-88-44, (02) 629-60-41, (02) 628-03-82.
Information service – 146.
Inquiries about telephone numbers – 144 (free of charge from a pay phone).
Customs Help Desk – (02) 971-55-11.
Meteorological Service -(02) 966-88-55 (Jerusalem).
Information desk of the airport. Ben-Gurion – (03) 972-33-44, in Russian – (03) 972-33-66.
Information about the movement of intercity buses – (02) 694-88-88 (Jerusalem).
Information about the movement of city buses – (02) 530-47-04 (Jerusalem).
Reference transport company “United Typs” – (02) 691-62-56.
Jerusalem – 02
Tel Aviv and Yafo – 03
Haifa-Akko – 04
Galilee, Golan Heights and Nazareth – 06
The coast south of Tel Aviv, Eilat and the Negev desert area – 08
Coast north of Tel Aviv – 09
For example the cost of a call to Russia from a telephone box varies from 0.80 usd to 1.20 usd depending on the time of day. Calls from 20:00 to 08:00 are cheaper.
Small shops also have pay phones that work with coins. Per minute rate.
It is also worthwhile to first familiarize yourself with the rates of local telephone operators and choose the most favorable one, since the rates can vary greatly.
A call from a hotel is much more expensive than from a public pay phone.
Again from outside Jerusalem, you must dial the city prefix (02) before any 7-digit phone number.
From outside Israel, you dial only the (2) – without the zero – between the country code and the phone number.
Inside the city you do not need to dial the (02) prefix unless you are calling from a cellular phone.
Elderly Emergency Hotline
|Social Welfare Department’s 24 Hour Crisis Line||118|
|Rape Crisis Center||1202 Women|
|Hatzala Website||1221 – Bike Rescue|
|Gihon Water Company||*2070|
|Amisragas – Gas Corporation||1-700-701-702|
|Poison Control Center||04-7771900|
|Milev Center for Crisis Counseling||1-800-654-1111|
Reverse search name for phone number in Israel
Public Transportation in Israel
- For schedules and fares of buses in Israel, please visit:
- For train schedules and fares, please visit:
- For information about all domestic and international flights, please visit:
Foreign Embassies in Israel
Foreign Embassies in Israel
|Albania||Embassy of Albania||Tel Aviv||03-5465866|
|Angola||Embassy of Angola||Tel Aviv||03-6912093|
|Argentina||Embassy of Argentina||Herzliya Pituah||073-2520800|
|Australia||Australian Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-6935000|
|Austria||Austrian Embassy||Ramat Gan||03-6120924|
|Belarus||Embassy of Belarus||Tel Aviv||03-5231259|
|Belgium||Embassy of Belgium||Ramat-Gan||03-6138130|
|Belize||Consulate of Belize||Herzliya||09-9519444|
|Bolivia||Embassy of Bolivia||Mevaseret Zion||02-5335195|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ramat-Gan||03-6124488|
|Brazil||Embassy of Brazil||Tel Aviv||03-6919292|
|Bulgaria||Embassy of Bulgaria||Tel Aviv||03-6961378|
|Cameroon||Embassy of Cameroon||Ramat-Gan||03-5298401|
|Canada||Canadian Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-6363300|
|Chile||Embassy of Chile||Tel Aviv||03-5102751|
|China||Embassy of China||Tel Aviv||03-5467312|
|Colombia||Embassy of Colombia||Ramat-Gan||03-6953416/9|
|Congo||Embassy of Congo||Herzliya Pituach||09-9577130|
|Congo, Dem- Republic||Embassy of Dem- Rep- Congo||Tel Aviv||03-5248306|
|Costa Rica||Embassy of Costa Rica||Ramat Gan||03-6135061|
|Croatia||Embassy of Croatia||Tel Aviv||03-6403000|
|Cyprus||Embassy of Cyprus||Tel Aviv||03-5250212|
|Czech Rep-||Embassy of Czech Republic||Tel Aviv||03-6918282|
|Denmark||Danish Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-6085850|
|Dominican Republic||Embassy of Dominican Republic||Tel Aviv||03-5277073|
|Ecuador||Embassy of Ecuador||Tel Aviv||03-6958764|
|Egypt||Embassy of Egypt||Tel Aviv||03-5464151|
|El Salvador||Embajada de El Salvador||Herzliya Pituach||09-9556237|
|Eritrea||Embassy of Eritrea||Ramat-Gan||03-6120039|
|Ethiopia||Ethiopian Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-6397831|
|European Union||Delegation of the EU to Israel||Ramat Gan||03-6137799|
|Finland||Embassy of Finland||Tel Aviv||03-7456600|
|France||Ambassade de France||Tel Aviv||03-5208500|
|Georgia||Embassy of Georgia||Tel Aviv||03-6093156|
|Germany||German Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-6931313|
|Ghana||Embassy of Ghana||Ramat-Gan||03-5766000|
|Greece||Embassy of Greece||Tel Aviv||03-6953060|
|Guatemala||Embajada de Guatemala||Jerusalem||02-6307625|
|Honduras||Embassy of Honduras||Herzliya||09-9577686|
|Hungary||Embassy of Hungary||Tel Aviv||03-5456666|
|India||Embassy of India||Tel Aviv||03-5223270|
|International||International Christian Embassy||Jerusalem||02-5399700|
|Ireland||Embassy of Ireland||Tel Aviv||03-6964166|
|Italy||Consulate General of Italy||Jerusalem||02-5618966|
|Italy||Embassy of Italy||Tel Aviv||03-5104004|
|Ivory Coast||Embassy of Cote d’Ivoire||Ramat-Gan||03-6126677|
|Japan||Embassy of Japan||Tel Aviv||03-6957292|
|Jordan||Embassy of Jordan||Ramat-Gan||03-7517722|
|Kazakhstan||Embassy of Kazakhstan||Tel Aviv||03-5163411|
|Kenya||Embassy of Kenya||Ramat-Gan||03-5754633|
|Korea-South||Embassy of Korea||Herzliya Pituach||09-9510318/22|
|Latvia||Embassy of Latvia||Tel Aviv||03-7775800|
|Liberia||Embassy of Liberia||Tel Aviv||03-5611068|
|Lithuania||Embassy of Lithuania||Tel Aviv||03-6958685|
|Mexico||Embassy of Mexico||Tel Aviv||03-5163532|
|Moldova||Embassy of Moldova||Tel Aviv||03-5231000|
|Myanmar||Embassy of Myanmar||Tel Aviv||03-5170760|
|Netherlands||Netherlands Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-7540777|
|Nigeria||Embassy of Nigeria||Tel Aviv||03-5222144|
|Norway||Norwegian Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-7441490|
|Panama||Embassy of Panama||Tel Aviv||03-5759793|
|Paraguay||Embassy of Paraguay||Mevaseret Zion||02-5334830|
|Peru||Embassy of Peru||Herzliya||09-9578835|
|Philippines||Embassy of the Philippines||Tel Aviv||03-6010500|
|Poland||Embassy of Poland||Tel Aviv||03-7253111|
|Portugal||Embassy of Portugal||Tel Aviv||03-6956372|
|Romania||Embassy of Romania||Tel Aviv||03-5229472|
|Russia||Embassy of Russia||Tel Aviv||03-5101020|
|Serbia||Embassy of Serbia||Tel Aviv||03-6045535|
|Slovakia||Embassy of Slovak Republic||Tel Aviv||03-5449649|
|Slovenia||Embassy of Slovenia||Tel Aviv||03-6293572|
|South Africa||South African Embassy||Ramat Gan||03-5252566|
|Spain||Embassy of Spain||Tel Aviv||03-7697900|
|Sri Lanka||Embassy of Sri Lanka||Tel Aviv||03-5277635|
|Sweden||Embassy of Sweden||Tel Aviv||03-7180000|
|Switzerland||Embassy of Switzerland||Tel Aviv||03-5464455|
|Thailand||Embassy of Thailand||Herzliya||09-9548412|
|Turkey||Turkish Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-5241101|
|UK||British Embassy||Tel Aviv||03-7251222|
|USA||United States Embassy||Jerusalem||02-6304000|
|USA||US Embassy Branch Office||Tel Aviv||03-5197575|
|Ukraine||Embassy of Ukraine||Tel Aviv||03-6040242|
|United Arab Emirates||Embassy of the United Arab Emirates||Tel Aviv||03-80044444|
|Uruguay||Embassy of Uruguay||Herzliya||09-9569612|
|Uzbekistan||Embassy of Uzbekistan||Ramat Gan||03-6722371|
|Vatican||Embassy of Vatican||Tel Aviv||03-6835658|
|Venezuela||Embassy of Venezuela||Herzliya Pituah||09-9573363|
How can you call 911 without service?
If you have no network signal, call 911 for help. This emergency call will transmit to the closest network tower to you, giving rescuers an idea of where you are located. No signal is emitted from your phone. But if your phone is turned off or dead then no signal is emitted from your phone.
How to set up emergency phone numbers on your cell
In case of emergency you sure would like to let specifics of your medical history known and notify your trusted contacts about the situation you found yourself in. Luckily, smartphones allow you to create a medical ID or In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact with your health information and emergency contact of choice.
Set up emergency contact on an iPhone
The iPhone has a Medical ID option that will inform others of your medical history and emergency contact information.
- Go to the health app on your phone
- Select Medical ID
- Edit so that it provides any medical and emergency contact information
- Select the option to show when your screen is locked
Set up emergency contact on an Android
Androids also have a built-in emergency contact information option.
- Go to your settings and search “Emergency information”
- Select the option to edit and enter your emergency contact information
Set up ICE info on any smartphone
Another way to make your In Case of Emergency number accessible is by making it your lock screen background.
- Go to the notes section of your phone
- Write down your emergency numbers
- Screenshot the note and save it as your screensaver
Lastly, if you don’t have a smartphone that has these capabilities, be sure you are labeling contacts correctly. Create a contact named “ICE” and put in your emergency contact’s info. It’s also helpful to label your emergency contacts with their relation to you. For example, use the contact name, “my husband” or “my wife.” This way, if you are in an emergency situation and someone finds your phone, they will know who they are calling.
For general informaion regarding COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, please visit the Ministry of Health’s official website.