Herzliya Pituach - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Yes, credit cards are widely used, and ATMs are safe, but not as widespread as would be convenient. - Aug 2023

Credit cards are recommended. Have used a couple local ATMs but the cashier at EBO is easier. - Mar 2022

Yes, widely used and accepted. Most are touchless; Israelis have to use the chip for anything over 300, but American credit cards are limitless for touchless purchases. Most online purchases will require an Israeli CC which you can get at the post office as a refillable card - Sep 2021

Easy to use, widely accepted. You can't always include the tip, so make sure to bring some cash when you eat out. - Aug 2013

You can use them everywhere, even McDonald's. As mentioned in another report, often you cannot add the tip to your credit card, so you have to be sure to have some cash on you when eating out. - Apr 2006


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