General Information

 Entry to the Technion is permitted with ID / Passport only! 


 Foreign participants 

During check in when you present your passport and the B2 entrance card which you receive at the airport (which indicates your exemption for paying vat), the rate of the accommodation will be reduced accordingly.


Public transport (buses) –
For bus information and updated timetables please look up the Egged’s (the bus company’s) website.

Israel Railways –
For information on trains, click here.

Please note that Israel Railways does not work on weekends (from Friday at 3pm to Saturday 9pm)
Please pay attention to updates of Israel Railways.

Taxi (Airport) –
​For your convenience there are licensed taxi stands located along the sidewalk on the ground floor level at the Gate 03 exit.

Get around Israel by public transit with moovitapp

 Entry Visa 

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.
Tourist Visa Information for Each Country
Application Form for Entry Visa to Israel

 A letter of invitation 

A letter of invitation from the “CSWD2020”  conference 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 the conference, Please send an email to Ms. Liat Tzuri and she will send you the details required to fill the order.

 Climate and Clothing 

The average temperature in Haifa area in February ranges between 20°C-7°C.
Often rainfall and fog may be expected in February, however, rainstorms or snow are rarely observed in Israel. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny and warm, nighttime weather is expected to be colder, thus, it is recommended to pack warm clothes as well. 
Casual dress is appropriate for all conference occasions.


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 of your money at the airport for immediate needs.


Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The workshop organizers  will not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants nor for personal injuries sustained during the workshop or during tours.

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