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Questions tagged [israel]

Questions regarding traveling to the State of Israel, a Middle Eastern country home to the holy sites of many religions.

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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while flying to Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me to Israel but I’m afraid of the duty imposed on it, from what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price of the Xbox one x. When I purchased it ...
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Are Israeli and Thai sockets accidentally compatible?

It looks like the Thai "Type-O" plugs have the same specs as Israeli "Type H", and the plug looks similar, but "upside-down": Type H: Type O: Can you actually plug one kind into the other?
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How does the bus fare payment work in Israel?

I try to find prices for intercity buses in Israel, but I always get to very bad designed website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops and “other currency” instead ...
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Can I pass Israeli airport security using only my Israeli passport and then check in using another?

I know that travelling with multiple passports has been covered extensively, and that the general rule is that when in one of your countries of citizenship, you present security with that country’s ...
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Travel to Jordan, cross Israeli border and fly back from Tel Aviv

A friend (Swiss citizen) and I (French citizen) plan on going hiking in Jordan and Israel in February and March. What we plan to do: We will arrive by the same flight (but separately) in Queen Alia ...
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How to get VAT refunded in Israel?

Before leaving Israel recently, I found the VAT desk at Ben Gurion airport. I provided sales receipts showing I paid VAT but was refused a refund. The person staffing the desk said: 1. Restaurant ...
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Can I enter Israel with an expiring work visa, requesting to come on a tourist visa?

I am planning a trip to Israel. I have an Israeli work visa which will expire a week from the time I fly in, but I don't plan on working. I would like to go as a tourist and enter on the standard 3-...
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If I take two laptops to Israel will I need to pay customs tax on one of them?

I'm going from the UK to Israel soon for a visit. I'm taking my laptop with me, but also want to take a laptop that a sibling living in Israel is ordering to arrive here. Will this be an issue with ...
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How standard are SIM card prices across Israel?

Is the price of a SIM card generally standard across Israel, or are prices variable, such as much higher at the airport?
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Where to buy a SIM card at Ben Gurion airport, Israel?

Are there any places to buy a SIM card at Ben Gurion airport, Israel?
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Can I enter Israel with new passport and valid visa on the old passport?

I have a plan to visit Israel on 15/12. Unfortunately, My passport which is used for visa applied, was out of page, So I have to have a new one. Could I use the current visa to enter your country. I ...
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Why can we go to every country by using Pakistani passport, but not Israel? [closed]

Through a Pakistani passport we can go to every country but we cannot go to Israel. What is reason behind this issue?
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How can a Pakistani visit Israel (particularly one who is a Christian)?

With a Pakistani passport, a person can travel to any country in the world without any problem, except for Israel. When it comes to travel to Israel, one can only think about it, as there are no ...
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Do non-Israeli airlines flying to Israel adopt the same security measures? [duplicate]

Sorry if this question might seem suspicious - as a frequent traveler to Israel it's simply something I've always wondered about. El Al has some well-known extra security methods for all flights to ...
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Not stamping a passport on the departure port when traveling to Israel

This is a theoretical question, as an Israeli citizen, this doesn't apply to me. There have been several questions about not stamping the passport on entry and departure from Israel to avoid having ...
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Can one visit Israel with a Lebanese passport only?

Asking for a friend. He does not hold any dual citizenship and only has a Lebanese passport. I am well aware of the diplomatic tensions these two countries hold but I was under the impression Israel ...
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Why is it OK to bring liquids through Tel Aviv airport?

Israel is known to be obsessed with security, and rightly so. And yet, Israeli airport security will let you, without any trouble, bring any amount of liquids, more or less, onboard. Examples: 1.5L ...
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What are the restrictions on repeat visits to Israel when no tourist visa is required?

Suppose you have a passport of a state from which you can visit Israel as a tourist without first obtaining a visa. AFAIK your tourist visit may last up to 3 months. Now suppose you leave Israel (...
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Can a Palestinian and Romanian dual citizen enter Israel?

I am a dual citizen, with a Romanian passport and a Palestinian passport. Can I enter Israel using my Romanian passport?
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Car rental in Israel without additional insurance

I have car hire insurance. But when booking a car in Israel all companies have always forced me to take an insurance from them. I've never been able to get the price that Kayak shows, which can be ...
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How to get from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion airport on Saturday?

I'm staying in Jerusalem and flying out from Ben Gurion airport on a Saturday, when the public transport does not function. What is the best way to get there?
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Do I need any equipment for charging US electronic devices in Israel?

This summer, I will be going with a tour group for two weeks around Israel. I live in the U.S. Will I need any special equipment for plugging in devices? (I found online that Israel uses H-type plugs ...
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What is the number format for this location in Israel? [closed]

These numbers represent the location of some place in Israel. 183409 264679 But I can't find them in Google Maps; they don't seem to convert to coordinates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe I ...
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Is Israel less safe right now (05/2018) tha the last year? [closed]

I should travel to Tel-Aviv (and stay there) for a couple weeks due to work. AFAIK it's as safe as any western country, but some people shows doubts due to the recent increase of tension with ...
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Saudi Arabia business visa with Wadi Araba border crossing stamp?

I provide consulting services for a big company in Saudi Arabia and I have to do an unexpected visit (2 weeks visit). The Saudi company is sponsoring the business visa, but in my passport I have a ...
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Can I take a flight one way to Israel?

I’m an American citizen and my fiancé lives in Bethlehem, Palestine. I’m going to visit him and his family on September of this year. I want to spend one month with them. Is it possible to take a ...
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Can I visit Israel if I have an Egyptian visa?

Can I visit Israel with a visitor visa issued by Egypt? I am planning to visit Egypt for 3 weeks. Afterwards, I am planning to visit Israel. Is it possible to enter Israel with the Egyptian visa? I ...
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Visa requirements for leaving Israel, going to Jordan, returning to Israel again

I am a UK citizen heading to Israel and Jordan in April. My concern is to do with border crossings / visa stuff. Here is my plan: Arrive in Tel Aviv from UK (visa on arrival) Enter Jordan via The ...
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I have someone who has a green card and holds a Vietnamese passport and wants to travel to Israel for a pilgrimage

I have clients who hold green cards in the US and need to get a visa to go to Israel on a pilgrimage, what do they need to do
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Will I get denied access to Israel?

I am Italian-Jordanian (my parents are Jordanian, I have dual citizenship) and I was born, raised and live in Italy. I am planing to travel and I would like to go visit Israel for almost a week. I am ...
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Rights under Israel aviation services law

I had a plane ticket issued by Hainan Airlines to travel from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) via Shanghai Pudong (PVG). The Hong Kong - Shanghai Pudong leg (HX232) was operated by Hong Kong ...
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How to prove ties to my home country as a university student in a foreign country? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I'm studying for a Master's in Biology in Israel (to be completed in March 2018). I plan to visit Greece and Turkey on my way from Israel to India after completion of the ...
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How to enforce receipt or contract for renting the holiday's apartment in Israel? [closed]

Initially, I got the apartment for few nights in Tel Aviv via AirBnB, however, the service blocked the user for unknown reasons and my reservation has been cancelled. Since I couldn't find similar ...
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Do the Israeli consulates give visa on a separate piece of paper instead of on the passport?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen studying in Columbia University. I wanted to go to Israel for a trip this winter. But Bangladesh still does not recognize Israel as a state and the front page of the ...
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Is it possible to get from Tiberias to Ben Gurion airport by sheruts?

Is it possible to get from Tiberias to Ben Gurion airport by sheruts (share taxis)? Do I need to change bus at some places? How much would it cost (approximately)?
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Black Israeli Stamp on Passport

I applied for B2 Tourist visa at Israel embassy in New Delhi last week. But my visa application got rejected and stamped a black stamp on my passport. What does black stamp mean? After how much time ...
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Signs for hitchhiking in Israel

English Wikipedia says that, in Israel, there's a shorthand sign language for communication between hitchhikers and drivers. It gives no examples; nor does the corresponding Hebrew Wikipedia ...
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Travel Issues to Turkey

I'm an US citizen by nationalization and Colombian citizen by birth. I currently live in California. I'm planing to travel in November SFO-TLV-IST-SFO. I want to use my Colombian passport to travel to ...
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Israel visa stamp issue

I am an Indian national living in London. I need to travel to Israel for work. I will need to apply for a visa but I have been told that it will be stamped in my passport. I have read that Israel ...
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How to take various plants, used for religious reasons, on an airplane?

The Religious Stuff As per Leviticus 23:40, during the holiday of Succos (this year October 5-11), Jews are commanded to take one date palm, two willow branches, three myrtle branches, and one citron,...
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No rail service to Ben Gurion airport on a Friday morning?

The Israel Railways site lists no trains from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport on Friday 15/09/2017 even though trains are running elsewhere. Normally, on a Friday, there's service until a little before ...
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.io domains and git ssh blocked in Israel [closed]

When using public transit WiFi such as the "ISRAEL-RAILWAY", I can't access any .io domains or push/pull from GitHub with an ssh key. I have to connect thru another network using my phone for WiFi ...
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Why do many public bathrooms in Israel lack toilet seats?

I recently (during July) went on a bus tour to Northern Israel and during the trip we've made a few stops for snacks and a toilet break. When I went to visit the the bathroom, I've noticed that while ...
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Are passports still stamped at Eilat-Ovda airport?

At Ben Gurion airport, passports are not stamped, with foreigners being given entry and exit Slips. What about Eilat-Ovda airport? Do they have the same system, or do they still use passport stamps?
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Does Eilat-Ovda airport have ultra-high security like Ben Gurion airport?

I know that at Ben Gurion airport, security control can be a mess, with passengers being given a sticker with a number wherein one of the digits is 1-6 and determines how thoroughly you'll be searched/...
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Leaving Israel to US

I'm a dual national Belgian/Israeli and I'm entering the US with my Belgium passport and ESTA visa, do I need a visa for Israelis to leave Israel, or is showing my Israeli passport enough?
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Bus schedules in Israel

I'm looking for paper or pdf schedules of isreali bus routes (that i can use with out internet coverage) i found for the golan routes http://www.golanbus.co.il/Files/art_files/lozhdash72017.pdf but im ...
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Why does Israel question passengers who are departing the country?

Every time I fly out of Israel I am annoyed by the security people asking all kinds of intrusive questions about my trip and where I've been. Every other airport in the world solves the problem by ...
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Are there lockers on the beaches of Tel Aviv?

I would like to go swimming without being afraid of leaving valuables out in the open. Are there secure lockers at Tell Aviv beach where I can leave my stuff? If so, where are they located?
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Do Israeli security agents interview all those flying to Israel or is it restricted to El Al flights?

The one thing I hate about flying to Israel are the security checks at the origin airports. I don't mind X-rays and deep luggage searches, but there's also an annoying interview you have to "pass". ...