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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio A Not applicable
Malaria No Not applicable
 
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Immunisation against typhoid and poliomyelitis is occasionally recommended.

Health care

Israel has brilliant medical facilities and tourists may go to all emergency departments and 1st aid centres. Nevertheless, any medical form of treatment can be expensive. Health centres are noticeable by the red Star of David on a white background. Medical insurance is suggested.

Food and Drink

Mains water is usually chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available and is advised for the 1st few weeks of the stay.

Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is sensible. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are secure for consumption. Local meat, seafood, poultry, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Hepatitis A and B arise, as well as tick borne relapsing fever may occur. Rabies is present, therefore those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, please seek medical advice without delay.
Useful travel links
CDC Official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA The Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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WHO The official site of the World Health Organization