Practical Information

This section offer practical information about the most basic need to knows before visiting and traveling to Palestine. From climate, currency, opening hours, business hours and more.

Palestine lies between the Mediterranean Coast and the Jordan River, at the crossroads between Africa and the Middle East. The individual faces in any Palestinian town remind you of this rich history of cross-cultural influences. Today Palestine is proud to offer comfortable, stylish accommodations, fabulous restaurants, refined artists and galleries, exquisite handicrafts, innumerable archeological and religious sites, and antiquities from all ages.

Palestine is governed by a Parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislative system. The President, who is currently Mahmoud Abbas, is elected every seven years and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.

Comfortable clothing is always important when traveling. However when visiting Palestine’s many religious sites, you should dress somewhat modestly. For example, women and men should not wear shorts into a mosque and at any other religious sites. Women are asked to cover their hair when entering a mosque. Comfortable low-heeled shoes are best for touring in Palestine. It is wise to dress neatly and conservatively.

Palestinian doctors are generally well-trained and competent. Hotel staff can refer to a doctor or hospital if needed. Pharmacies are spread throughout the main cities, and medicine is cheap.

Finally, Palestine has much to offer visitors.  Jerusalem which is home to the three monotheistic faiths, Bethlehem the city of the Nativity, Jericho the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world are only some of the destinations worth visiting.