Based on figures by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the month of June 2017 has seen 303,000 visitors entering the country a 28 percent increase on the same month last year, with 275,000 entering by air (a 26 percent increase
compared to June 2016), and 28,600 as land crossings, mainly from Jordan and Egypt. 19,300 arrived as day visitors, compared to 8,700 last June.
January – June 2017
The first half of 2017 has seen 1.74 million tourists entering Israel, reflecting a 26 percent increase on the same period last year and a 24 percent increase on 2015.
In addition, the following rises have been recorded from the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016:
• 76 percent increase on incoming tourism from China
• 30 percent increase on incoming tourism from Russia
• 20 perfect increase on incoming tourism from the USA
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: “The June tourism statistics bring us to record levels for incoming tourism in the first six
months of the year. Our policy continues to prove itself and to bear fruit and we can see that the right marketing strategy can bring Israel to new heights.”