I have a Vietnamese passport with Schengen visa and am currently staying in France.

Can I visit Israel with this passport or do I need to apply for an Israel visa from the Israel Embassy?

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    Any reason why you think a Schengen visa might allow to enter a country which is outside the Schengen agreement and not even in the same continent ? – DumbCoder Jan 27 '17 at 8:52
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    @DumbCoder Because some countries do that. – Michael Hampton Jan 27 '17 at 9:05
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    At first, I think there would be some accords between Israel and Schengen , so that is what I am trying to ask – Raphaël VO Jan 27 '17 at 9:06

I'm afraid you need a visa. From TIMATIC (courtesy KLM):

/ 27JAN17 / 0828 UTC National Viet Nam (VN) /Destination Israel (IL) Israel (IL)

Passport required. - Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the period of intended stay. Passport Exemptions:

  • Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport.

Visa Issuance: Visa required, except for Passengers with a confirmation issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior can obtain a visa on arrival if they travel in a group of 10 or more. Additional Information:

  • Travelers can:
  • enter Jordan over land directly from occupied territory
  • enter occupied territory overland directly from Jordan.
  • Former nationals of Israel holding a foreign passport

Warning: - Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

Timaticweb Version 1.3 27 January 2017

  • is it possible for an invidual to take visa on arrival ? it would take time if apply in France – Raphaël VO Jan 27 '17 at 9:08
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    @ThoVo see above. group of 10 or more indicates organised tour groups only. – jwenting Jan 27 '17 at 12:20
  • many thanks, so it is clear that I need a visa to get there – Raphaël VO Jan 30 '17 at 9:26

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