Travel Essentials

For further inquiries contact Oversees Embassies / General Delegations of Palestine.

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Customs & Traditions

The population of the main Palestinian cities namely, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho,
Ramallah, and Nablus are familiarized to see foreign tourists and deal with them. Generally, they are friendly with strangers, and ready to help and benefit from them. Yet, in other cities, villages and camps, people, though more conservative, they are
very friendly, more curious to get acquainted with them. Most population of the
Palestinian districts are Sunni Moslem Arabs. Palestinian community is fatherly
conservative, despite some liberated signs, which may be observed in the main
cities, particularly West Bank mid-cities: Jerusalem,  Rammallah, and Bethlehem.
Foreign tourists can buy and drink alcohols in the areas in the main tourist areas such Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jericho.

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Attire  

Palestine is primarily a Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women’s clothing often covers their arms, legs and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women. Shorts are rarely worn  by either sex, and would be out of place in most areas. Topless sunbathing is prohibited and one-piece swimsuits are preferred.

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