Located in the Middle East and occupying over 20,000 sq kms of land in clearly-defined area drawn up by the Arab-Israeli armistice of 1949. The country is long and narrow, with the southern area desert (60% of the total land). The interior is mountainous dropping in the east to below sea level. The Dead Sea is between Israel and Jordan and has no outlet. The West Bank and the Golan Heights are disputed land.

The climate is Mediterranean in the north and centre with hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters. In Jerusalem temperatures vary from 9°C in January to 24°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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