Historic, Israel

About Israel

Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land.

Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel's financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.

Medical tourists come to Israel treatments such as surgery and in-vitro fertilization, which cost considerably less than in their home countries. Israel is the world leader in such procedures. Some seek relief for a variety of medical conditions at treatment centers and spas at the Dead Sea, a world-famous therapeutic resort.

The quality of Israel’s facilities are recognized throughout the world, with regular contacts maintained on a reciprocal basis with major medical and scientific research centers abroad. Another factor in choosing Israel is the comfortable climate and scenic locations which have a calming effect on patients. People seeking a comfortable and sunny climate have been moving to Israel for years.

Healthcare in Israel

Healthcare services in Israel is of an exceptionally high standard and is on par with many developed countries, including the USA and much of Western Europe. Most doctors and nurses in Israel are highly trained and can speak English, making it easy for expats to communicate their needs.

The quality and affordability of healthcare in Israel has made the country an increasingly popular medical tourism destination in recent years. Most medical tourists come from United States, Russia and the surrounding Arab countries, some of which do not have the same standard of medical facilities and expertise.

Many US citizens also travel to Israel for their medical procedures, as Israeli healthcare is a very high quality but significantly cheaper than back home.

Israel snapshot

Capital CityTel Aviv
LanguagesHebew, English spoken widely by healthcare professionals
Form of GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Time ZoneGMT+7
Country Dialing Code+66
Currency
Global Peace Index 2016Medium

Map location of Tel Aviv