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Local information

Currency and payment transactions

The currency unit is NIS (New Israeli Shekel). International credit cards, such as American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa are all widely accepted in Israel. Exchange offices and ATM machines are available throughout the country.

Weather and clothing

Tel Aviv weather in September is very warm and sunny with minimal rainfall. The average temperature in Tel Aviv in September is 26.5°C, with an average high of 29.4°C and an average low of 22.5°C

For up-to-date weather forecasts please visit:

Clothing is smart casual for all occasions.


Israel uses IDT - Israel Daylight Time (GMT +3 hours). Time indications in the RC72 programme will follow IDT.

Electricity supply

The standard voltage used in Israel is 230 V, while the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Typical countries with a standard voltage between 220 V and 240 V can use electric appliances in Israel without a voltage converter.

Tourist information

For more information about Tel Aviv and its many attractions:

Medical services

During RC72 medical assistance will be available at the venue. Tel Aviv's main hospital is the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Address: 6 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv; Phone Number: +972-36974730) For any medical emergencies, call 101.

Personal security and insurance

Participants should maintain the same personal security awareness as they would have in any large city. Particular attention should be paid to the following guidelines: 

  • Stay alert: watch over your personal belongings; avoid displaying attractive and valuable items

  • Always ask for proper identification before surrendering your passport.


Be particularly vigilant at the airport, train station and when checking into your hotel.

The Secretariat cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to the private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from attendance at RC72.

Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. For any emergency, call 100 (Police) or +972-505072937 (tourist police).

Special needs

The entire venue is accessible for people with impaired mobility (e.g. wheel chairs). Participants with special needs are kindly advised to let the Secretariat ( know, so that any assistance can be organized.


For the session on Achieving the highest attainable standards of health for persons with disabilities (scheduled for Tuesday, 13 September, 9:00-10:30), sign language interpretation for international English and captioning will be provided

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