Currency & ATM

The currency in Palestine is New Israel Shekel (NIS or ILS).

currency of Palestine and Israel
As you can imagine, it’s the currency of Israel. 10 NIS coin is twe-tone.

It’s the same currency with Israel, as they are forced to use it…

Where / How to exchange

It’s easy to exchange from USD or EUR to NIS(ILS).

If your country uses any other currency, it’s better to prepare USD or EUR before coming to Palestine.

Exchange point at Allenby bridge
Exchange just for transportation at airport or border, as the exchange rate is worse there.

In Bethlehem or Ramallah, there are banks or exchange counters. Locals who come and go between Jordan and Palestine, they exchange at small counters in the town.

In general, the exchange rate is not very good at the airports and border.

In my case, I always exchange about 100 USD at the airport or Allenby (King Hussein Bridge) border, then often used ATM in the town.

ATM is very useful

You don’t have to be worried about ATM in Palestine. It’s everywhere.

The most famous banks are; Bank of Palestine and Arab Bank. Arab Bank is Jordanian. ATM can show English menu.

ATM of Bank of Palestine
This is a Bank of Palestine’s ATM.

Both accept Visa International, MasterCard®.

Arab Bank ATM accepts American Express® also according to their website.

ATM of Arab Bank
This is an Arab Bank’s ATM.

I always bring a Visa, and no problem has happened so far 🙂