Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Jerusalem
Largest City:Jerusalem
Currency:Israeli Shekels = 100 agorot
Currency Code:ILS
Banknote Denominations:20 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 500 (planned)
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:20
Additional Information:The new 50 Israeli Shekel note was issued September 2014. This new series will be continued from 2016 onwards

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Israel travel advice 3:47pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information on Jerusalem Day, the US Embassy opening and the 70th anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestine  

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 58 minutes ago)

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