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The Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza give travelers access to the famous Dead Sea and a warm Mediterranean climate.
Much of the West Bank is devoted to growing olives, which are important to the Palestinian economy and culture. About 45% of land in the territories is used for olives.
The Palestinian Territories also have one of the world’s oldest churches, the Church of Nativity.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Palestinian Territories. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Palestinian Territories: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Because of the large amount of immigration in the area, be sure you are up-to-date on any routine immunizations.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
You do not need a visa to travel to the Palestinian Territories for stays of 90 days or less. If you are traveling to volunteer in the West Bank you will need a B4 volunteer visa.
You will need a passport valid six months past your entry date with a blank page in it for a stamp. Passports are not normally stamped for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The Palestinian Territories have a Mediterranean climate, expect warm weather. Nights experience a chilly drop every day no matter the season. Summers are usually long and very hot. Winters are short, cold, and wet, with the rainy season between November and April.
Humidity is strong all year round. Khamaseen winds come through Palestine from about April to June and bring dust and sand. In the latter half of the Summer they give a more gentle breeze against the harsh sun.
General travel safety advice for the Palestinian Territories:
A large amount of the Dead Sea borders the West Bank. This salt lake is famous for its saline waters which allow travelers to float without the aid of vests. The Dead Sea is also the lowest body of water in the world. Many of the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun are filtered out leaving calming, gentle light shining through.
Most of the Dead Sea’s water comes from the Jordan River. Over time, the Dead Sea’s water level has been lowering. But, it is still a fascinating and beloved spot for tourists and locals alike.
Tourists not only enjoy floating, but also the mineral-rich mud for restorative masks and treatments. The salt crystals and waters themselves are known for their healing properties.
Think ahead on what to pack by perusing these suggestions:
As many countries do not officially recognize the Palestinian territories, there is no U.S. embassy in the area. The nearest embassy services Israel and the surrounding area:
U.S. Embassy Israel
71 HaYarkon Street
Tel Aviv 6343229, Israel
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