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How to make more of your Israeli new shekels on holiday
Jetting off to Israel for a sun-splashed, history-packed holiday? We’re here to help you sort your currency.
The official currency of Israel is the Israeli new shekel or NIS. As with any currency, the exchange rate goes up and down, but to give you a rough idea, in 2018, the average rate was NIS 4.80 to the pound.
Where to get Israeli new shekels
One of the easiest ways to get Israeli currency is to order it online from TUI. You can also pop into your nearest TUI Store to pick up your shekels in person.
Wherever you get your Israeli currency from, it’s a good idea to pick it up a few weeks before you fly, as leaving it to the last minute could see you paying a higher rate.
A guide to using Israeli new shekels
You’ll find that prices in Israel vary, so you’ll want to tailor your budget to what you plan to do and where you’d like to visit. If you’d like to work out how much currency to take, use the TUI budget calculator.
Bargaining is common, especially in the markets – and feel free to haggle with taxi drivers on steep fares. As for tipping, it’s becoming more common, so try to give 10 to 15% to waiting staff and bartenders.
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