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If you're travelling to Israel soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Israeli Shekels. Our free comparison service compares the best Israeli Shekel rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 23 suppliers selling Israeli Shekels in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 4.9771 to 5.3040.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Israeli Shekel exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
The Israel of today is a modern high-tech society a million miles away from its Kibbutz image of the 70s and 80s. You should budget about £100 a day for your stay in Israel if you are staying in three or four star accommodation. If you intend to buy diamonds from the Israel Diamond Centre in Ramat Gan then you may need to budget a little more! Our statistics show that the average order for Israeli Shekels is for £560 (3,100 ILS) based upon orders placed between 1st of August and 31st October 2013.
It is generally not recommended to take foreign currency to Israel and change it there. Commission of 4% is not uncommon in the banks, and you should avoid street money changers at all costs. There are a great variety of online exchange bureau to choose from to buy your Shekels before leaving UK, so competition is good.
ATM machines are widely available in Israel and take all common credit, debit and prepaid currency cards. You may prefer to take some of all of your spending money in plastic.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Israel and all occupied territories such as Gaza and the West Bank. This may have implications for your travel insurance should you choose to visit. For more information we recommend you visit the FCO website and read their advice on travelling to Israel before you go.
British passport holders may enter Israel for up to three months without a visa. As a visitor you may be given an Entry Card upon arrival which you must retain as it confirms your legal entry into the country (particularly if you pass through any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories).
Your entry into Israel is at the discretion of the Israeli authorities and occasionally the rules and entry requirements can change at short notice. You should check the latest entry requirements on the Israeli Embassy website just before you travel.
Over the past week the Israeli Shekel has increased by 0.20% from last Saturday's rate of 5.2934 to today's rate of 5.3040 which means £750 will buy you ₪7.95 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 5.3185 on Monday and the worst rate was 5.2934 on Saturday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Israeli Shekel rate drop by 3.13% from 5.4755 on 5th February 2016 to 5.3040 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you ₪128.63 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 5.517 on 7th February 2016 and a low rate of 5.145 on 9th April 2016.
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