Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Jerusalem's weather depends directly on its Mediterranean climate, characterized by high heat and aridity in summer. Located at 809 m above sea level, however, its climate is drier than that of Tel Aviv. Winter is incredibly cool, with temperatures around 10°C, rain and occasional snowfall in Jerusalem. Spring and autumn are mild and often sunny.
In Israel, the currency unit is the new shekel. The cost of living is quite high in Jewish land, especially in Jerusalem. However, it is still possible for the low-budget traveller to get by at a lower cost. It all depends, of course, on the lifestyle you intend to lead there. Still, count a little more than 50 € a day, tightening your belt: youth hostel for accommodation (there are many of them in Jerusalem), kebab and falafel as far as food is concerned
To get to Jerusalem, you only need a valid passport. French, Belgian, Swiss and Quebec nationals will receive a free 3-month visa upon arrival in Israel. From France, Israeli security agencies will ask you different questions about your trip (purpose of the trip, profession, any acquaintances on site, family, contents of your luggage, etc.). Be patient, it's the procedure. Same thing when leaving Jerusalem
Warning: the Israeli stamp on your passport will prohibit you from subsequently travelling to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, Libya, Yemen and Saudi Arabia (and if the stamp of one of these countries is present on your passport you will not be allowed to enter Israel). To avoid having a stamp, you can ask the Israeli immigration authorities to affix the stamp on a separate sheet of paper and not on the passport.
A stay in Jerusalem does not require any formalities other than updating its vaccines on the French vaccination calendar. The main source of discomfort could be the sun, which hits hard in summer. Sunscreen and regular hydration are therefore essential. Moreover, for drinking water, we prefer bottled water. Finally, if you go to Jerusalem in winter, remember to bring warm clothes.