Before you leave home

Visa: Depending on where you come from, you may need a visa to enter Israel. For visa information, please visit the following web site: Visa for Israel

Invitation Letter: The security measures entering and leaving Israel may sometimes be more strict than you are used to. Please remember they are meant for your own safety!
Sometimes you may be asked more details regarding the purpose of your trip. We will provide a personal invitation letter to SMI upon request.
Please send email to stating that you wish to get a personal invitation letter and provide the full name and affiliation as you would like them to appear on the letter. We will send a PDF letter back in email.

Planning your trip: You may want to visit the following sites:

Accomodations: Since the conference will take place at IDC in Herzliya, we recommend that you book your accommodation in one of the hotels located on the Herzliya beach front. It is a beautiful central location and by doing so it will make it easier for you to commute to the IDC venue as well. A list of hotels can be found in the Accommodation section in this site.

Once you arrive

Please visit the Israel's Airport Authority web site: Israel Airports Authority
This web site is very informative and provides many necessary details including: transportation (from and to the airport), security instructions, customs and VAT, weather and general information.

Getting to Herzliya:
  • You can take a taxi from Ben-Gurion airport to Herzliya. This will cost about 200 NIS. The ride should take around 1 hour.
  • You can take a train from Ben-Gurion airport station to Herzliya station. From the train station the best way would be to take a taxi to your hotel. This costs about 20 NIS (train) + 30 NIS (taxi). The trip should take around 40 minutes (train) + 10 minutes (taxi).
    For train schedule please visit: Israel Railways Homepage

Leaving Israel

More details about leaving Israel could be found at: Leaving Israel

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable trip!!