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  1. Turkey

    Facts for the Traveller
    • Visas: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and virtually all the countries of Western Europe need only a valid passport for stays of up to 3 months. UK and US citizens do need visas, obtainable in advance at a Turkish consulate, or upon entry to Turkey.
    • Health risks: Polio, tetanus, diptheria, typhoid, hepatitis A & B, rabies and TB are all present in Turkey: vaccinations should be considered. Travellers to Turkey's steamy regions (Marmara and the Black Sea Coast) should also stock up on their favourite anti-malarial gear.
    • Time: GMT/UTC plus two hours
    • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
    • Weights & measures: Metric

  2. Israel

    Facts for the Traveller
    • Visas: Unless you are a citizen of an African or Central American country, India, Singapore or some ex-Soviet republics, you do not need a visa to enter Israel. Most tourists are allowed a three-month stay, but those entering overland from Egypt or Jordan may only be granted one month. If you do not have a return ticket and money to cover your stay, you may be put on the next flight home. The main hassle with visiting Israel is avoiding having your passport stamped - most Arab countries will not allow you to enter if you have visited Israel. If you can, get officials to stamp your entry permit rather than your passport.

      Please note that Arab countries includes Egypt.:))) We have consulted with people who travelled in the Middle East and were told:
      • In Israel, the officals will stamp your entry permit instead stamping on your passport.
      • Israel and Egypt have very good relationship and there is no problem to travel to Egypt from Israel.
      Please check with the Egypt Consulate in your country to confirm before travelling and share with us with your new info if it's possible.

    • Health risks: No particular risks, but you should consider vaccinations for hepatitis, typhoid, polio and tetanus and diptheria.
    • Time: GMT/UTC plus two hours
    • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
    • Weights & measures: Metric

  3. Egypt

    Facts for the Traveller
    • Visas: All visitors to Egypt are required to have a visa, except for citizens of Malta and Arab countries
    • Health risks:None
    • Time: GMT/UTC plus two hours
    • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
    • Weights & measures: Metric
    • Tourism: 2.8 million visitors per year

  4. South Africa

    Facts for the Traveller
    • Visas:No visas are required for travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, the USA and the European Union for visits of up to 90 days.
    • Health risks: Malaria is mainly confined to the eastern half of the region, especially on the lowveld. Bilharzia is also found mainly in the east but outbreaks do occur in other places so you should always check with knowledgeable local people before drinking water or swimming in it.
    • Time: GMT/UTC plus two hours
    • Electricity: 220/230V (250V in Pretoria), 50Hz
    • Weights & measures: Metric
    • Tourism: 1 million visitors per year