Haifa sits on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea. Some call it ‘Israel’s San Francisco’.
It is the city of co-existence, home to Jews, Muslims, Catholics, atheists and Bahais. All of them living in peace, and in praiseworthy levels of co-existence, tolerance and respect. Haifa's port is the biggest of Israel's international seaports. The city plays an important role in Israel's economy. It is home to Matam, one of the oldest and largest high-tech parks in the country.

Set upon Mount Carmel, Haifa is an unusual city to navigate. However, the advantage is that its scenery and terrain is stunning. From the top of Mount Carmel, take in the view from the Louis Promenade across the Port of Haifa. It heads north right across into the Western Galilee. 

The city’s crown jewel when it comes to tourism is undoubtedly the Bah’ai Gardens. They form part of the Bah’ai World Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These beautiful gardens are a place of pilgrimage for members of the Bah’ai faith. They sit on terraces sloping down Mount Carmel towards the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. At the bottom of the gardens is Haifa’s German Colony. The area’s famous for its pretty streets of restored templar-era buildings. The main street of the German Colony runs directly from the bottom of the gardens towards the coast and is lined with restaurants and cafes.

Important! Entry Visa to Israel

Passport holders of EU countries, the USA and Canada, do not require entry visas to Israel. For participants from other countries we strongly suggest you check the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following link or check with your local Israeli embassy, consulate or travel agent.
Tourist Visa Information for Each Country


Invitation Letter

A letter of invitation from the 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 please send an email to the Conference Secretariat floc2022@technion.ac.il ,no later than three months prior to the conference, giving your full name, full address, contact details, date and place of birth, passport number and date of issue and expiry, date of arrival and flight details. 

Airport

International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) - Terminal 3, located near Tel Aviv.
The airport is 55 miles (95 km) south of Haifa. (and 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv / 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem), The drive from the airport to Haifa should take about an hour and a quarter.

 

Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa

To find out up-to-date transportation info, we recommend using Moovit or Google maps.

Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 8 P.M.

Train
From the Ben Gurion Airport train station, located near the arrivals hall in the airport, you can take a direct train to Haifa. Buy a ticket to the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa and go down the escalator to the train. Make sure you board on the correct track.
Take a taxi from the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa to your destination.

For more information, see the Israel Railways site. Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or a holiday, you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi.
 

Bus
You can take a direct Egged bus from the airport to Haifa. Take the 947 bus to the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa and take a city bus or taxi from there to your destination.

Sherut Taxi Service
Shared taxis, called Sheruts, are available from the airport to all destinations in Israel. Sheruts are about half the price of a private taxi, so they're a good deal, especially if you're going to a distant area such as Haifa or Jerusalem. Keep in mind that you may have to wait a while, since the taxi only leaves the airport when it is full.
 

Taxi
As you exit from the terminal building, look for the supervised taxi stand. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares from the airport are fixed, so the driver should not use the meter.
For Taxis in Israel, we recommend you to download the mobile apps GETT or YANGO.


Rental Cars
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, SIXT and other local firms have offices at the airport.

Local Time

Local time in Israel is UTC+3 hours (Israel summer time)

Language

The official language of the Conference is English.

Climate and Clothing

The climate in Haifa during July-August can be summarized as hot and arid.

August is in the summer in Haifa and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal. The city gets no rain at all, during July and August.
It’s hot in summer, so it’s best to bring lightweight, short, and airy clothes. Choose fabrics like cotton and linen.

However, if you visit religious or memorial sites, have a cardigan or scarf ready to cover your shoulders.
Don't forget to bring sunscreen (SPF 30 or SPF 50) to protect your skin from the harsh Israeli sun.


Currency

The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS or ILS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as follows: (updated December 2021)
US $ 1 = NIS 3.15 | Euro € 1 = NIS 3.55
There are no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.


Electricity

Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.

The Conference will take place at Haifa - Israel's third-largest city, home base of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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