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

Thursday 20 July 2017 3:33pm
Latest update: Summary – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem from 21 July to sunrise on 22 July 2017; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reopened with additional security measures; there have been a number of protests and demonstrations in Jerusalem and the West Bank this week, with calls for further protests over the coming days; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of local authorities

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 31 minutes ago)

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