advice for clients considering scalp micropigmentation in israel
Client’s travelling to Israel for Scalp Micropigmentation treatments have a range of options to choose from. Our recommended clinic in this colorful country is Skalp which nestles comfortably in the fabulous and vibrant city of Tel Aviv.
As always, here at Team Micro, we advise all clients to fully research clinics prior to travel. All of our recommended technicians and SMP practices provide only the highest quality services and treatments and for any independent questions concerning scalp micropigmentation, we are always on hand to listen. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and we are a super easy reach via email, messenger or WhatsApp.
Travelling to Israel
When travelling to Israel for your SMP treatment, you’ll be delighted to discover cosmopolitan cities, sacred sites and the Holy Land, where emotions will run wild & the cultural rivers flow deeply. To visit Israel will evoke a passion from within that is indisputably political, yet rich. Grasp the sentiments of Jerusalem & walk in the footsteps of Pilgrims, see its Temple Mount & be stirred & overwhelmed by the poignant Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. Israel is small in size with an impressive and mighty impact. It’s modern, it’s ancient and it’s diverse. With souks and cafés, spices & bagels – once bitten, never will you be twice shy. A nation of beauty that will encapsulate your heart and provide you with everlasting memories and fervent affection.
Planning your journey
Entry into Israel & occupied Palestinian territories is, in effect, visa free & you can stay for a period of 90 days at any given time. However, you will be given an entry card at your point of access and should keep this with your passport at all times during your stay. You will need to produce this card at any time you go into occupied Palestinian territories & so it’s important that you keep it safe.
It’s also crucial that your passport is valid for at least 6 months and understand that entry is at the discretion of the Israeli authorities and it’s a great idea that UK passport holders read the information here.
If you’ve visited certain other countries prior to your visit to Israel it may result in questioning before entry, which can be a lengthy process.
For further information regarding all nationalities and visas for a visit to Israel and occupied Palestinian territories please also read this link.
If you intend visiting Gaza you will require permission to do so and we suggest, for this, you contact the Israeli embassy in advance.
Packing your bags to visit Israel depends entirely on what you’re planning to do, other than your scalp micropigmentation treatment, when you arrive and also the time of year you’re visiting.
There’s plenty to see in Israel, including some great beaches along with a good deal of hiking if you fancy it. Peak season is between May and October and you’ll receive some really decent weather. For this time of year you’ll need to pack some beachwear along with light, loose clothing plus a jacket for cooler evenings. If you’re visiting during these months for your SMP treatment, you really should carry a lightweight hat in your luggage to protect your scalp against the harmful UV’s post treatment.
Outside of these seasons you’ll risk getting a little wet. Pack up some waterproof wear and certainly something relatively warm such as a couple of sweaters and some long sleeved tee-shirts plus long trousers. And of course, again, don’t forget that hat to protect your SMP treatment.
December is a particularly magical time of year to visit Israel, if nothing else, to go to midnight mass or the nativity in Bethlehem. You’ll need to ensure that you’re well wrapped up and also book your tickets for the nativity at least a year in advance!
Firstly, it’s crucial that we mention, Israel isn’t a budget vacation! You can find a decent guest house for around 80/90 US dollars per person per evening or alternatively, hotel accommodation or a family apartment for around 150 US dollars (and upwards). Before you visit, you’ll need to book before you arrive. It’s a busy country and last minute may not cut it.
- For holiday homes, try check out Isralet.
- For hotels or apartments always visit Booking & Airbnb as an initial port of call.
First and foremost, if you’re using public transport – it’s stops at around 5pm on Fridays and resumes after sunset the following Saturday.
Additionally, buses can be infrequent, however, you can find a timetable here.
Bus travel isn’t overly expensive but don’t expect it to be as cheap as you may in, for example, Thailand or Greece. They also won’t run on any religious holidays. For a list of these, please click this link… there’s quite a few.
The train is also a good way to travel around Israel, with a modern, clean and timely network that is relatively inexpensive. Click here for timetables and costs.
Of course, car rental is another alternative, but runs at around 25 to 30 US Dollars per day making it convenient but not the cheapest option.
For more information about the global cost of Israeli transport.
What to see in Israel
- The old City! However could you not?
- The Wailing Wall!
- Mahane Yehuda market – but remember that it’s closed on a Saturday.
- Yad Vashem – which is ten fifteen minutes from the old City.
- Mount of olives.
- Church of the Nativity – the oldest operating church in the world and marking the traditional place of Christ’s birth.
- Palestinian Heritage Centre where you can learn about the Palestinian culture.
- Take a walk down Star Street & walk in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph in the Old City.
- Take a day trip to Jericho through the Judean Desert.
- Take a cooking class with the Noor Women’s empowerment group – created by and for Palestinian refugee women from the Aida camp. https://noorweg.wordpress.com/support-us/the-project/
- Hang out in the streets of Tel Aviv because they’re bustling and magical.
- Walk down the port of Tel Aviv!
- Spend the day in Old Jaffa.
- There’s a plethora of incredible beaches – don’t forget to wear your post SMP treatment hat…
- Eat some pita and hummus in one of the numerous cafés on offer.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a daunting experience, which is why it’s a great idea to learn from others how the treatment has changed their lives forever.
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