The official language of ECFG14 is English.
Passport holders of EU countries, the USA and Canada, do not require entry visas to Israel. For participants from other countries we suggest you check the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following links or check with your local Israeli embassy, consulate or travel agent.
General Passport and Visa Information
Tourist Visa Information for Each Country
Application Form for Entry Visa to Israel
A letter of invitation from ECFG14 will be issued upon request. This invitation is prepared solely to assist with visa application or participation requirements, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program.
To apply for a letter of invitation from ECFG14, please fill out the on-line Application Form. Please note that if you have submitted an abstract, you should use the same email address and password which you have used in your Abstract Submission Form.
Climate and Clothing
Average temperatures in Haifa in February: 19°C – 10°C (66°F – 50°F). Occasional rain. Casual dress is appropriate for all conference occasions. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats, suntan lotion and swimsuits are recommended for tours.
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.
Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The conference organizers and/or Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd., shall not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants nor for personal injuries sustained during or as a result of the conference or during tours.
Stores are generally open Sunday through Thursday 09:00-19:00 and Friday 09:00–14:00. Most shopping malls are open also on Saturday from one hour after sunset until 22:00. All Superpharm and Newpharm stores include a pharmacy.
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Haifa: 110 km / 70 miles
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Jerusalem: 47 km / 29 miles
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Tel-Aviv: 15 km / 9.5 miles
Haifa – Tel-Aviv: 95 km / 60 miles