General Information

Workshop Venue
Ein-Gedi Hotel
Dead-Sea Area, Israel
Tel: +972-8-6594222, Fax: +972-8-6584328

Workshop Dates
November 13 – 16, 2022

The official language of the Workshop is English

Official Check-in and Check-out Time of hotels in Israel
Check-in: Sunday – Friday 15:00 hrs.
Saturday 20:00 hrs.
Check-out: 11:00 hrs.

Ben-Gurion International Airport – Tel-Aviv: 17km/~11 miles
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Ein-Gedi: 129km/~80 miles
Jerusalem – Ben-Gurion International Airport: 47km/~29 miles
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Rehovot: 20km/~12 miles
Tel-Aviv – Rehovot: 21km/~13 miles

Climate & Clothing
The weather in Ein-Gedi in November is hot during the day and cool at night. Average temperatures range from 30°C – 23°C (88°F – 73°F).
Informal dress code, head cover and comfortable shoes are recommended for touring, swimsuit is a must.

Entry Visas
Holders of EU, USA and Canadian passports do not need an entry visa to Israel. For participants from other countries, we suggest you check with your travel agent or local Israeli embassy/consulate. The procedure may be lengthy and it is recommended to apply for a visa approx. 3 months prior to the Symposium. All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country. Please contact the symposium secretariat to obtain a letter of invitation to assist in applying for a visa. Additional information on visa requirements can be found on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

COVID 19 Regulations
For Entry restrictions for Israel please log in to the Ministry of Health website:

Travel to Israel
Ben-Gurion International Airport is served by many daily direct flights from most destinations. El-Al is Israel’s national airline carrier.

The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.

Currency / Exchange
The currency unit in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS – “Shekel” in short). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at Ben-Gurion International Airport. We recommend that you change some money at the airport for immediate needs.

Banking and Changing Money
Banks are open Sunday through Thursday 08:30-12:00, on some afternoons. Some bank are open also on Friday mornings. Hours vary by branch. All banks are closed on Friday afternoon and on Saturday.
The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official currency in Israel. Foreign currency of all kinds may be exchanged at the airport, banks, post offices, most hotels or licensed exchange agencies.

Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The workshop organizers and/or Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd. shall not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to workshop participants nor for personal injuries sustained during or as a result of the workshop or during tours.

Workshop Secretariat & Travel Agent

Conventions Department
Diesenhaus Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.
3 Hamelacha Street, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
Tel: +972 3 5651313 / 5651344 Direct
Cellular: +972 52 8090122
Fax: +972 3 6240579