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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Hire car vs public transport in Israel for 1 week visit

I am planning a trip to Israel for the first days in January. Arrive in Tel Aviv and spend 1-2 days there. Visit Jerusalem for 2-3 days and possibly a few days in the north as well. At the moment, I ...
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Travel Insurance

I'm a UK/British citizen, but I currently reside in Israel. I am travelling from Israel to Italy next month for 10 days. Am I eligible to obtain travel insurance from a UK (or EU) company when my ...
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cancelled flight from Israel

I wonder whether anyone can help and / or point me to the right direction. We boarded a flight from Israel to Moscow (Aeroflot Russian Airlines) and after about 1.5 hours were told the flight was ...
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What should I put in an invitation letter for getting a visa to Israel?

An acquaintance/friend of mind intends to visit Israel/Palestine (he will stay within territory recognized as Israeli, not go to the west bank etc.), for a few days, mostly on business. As an Israeli ...
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Is it true that Israel allows flying with an unlimited amount of liquids in hand luggage?

I've recently seen several news articles that claim that Israel has no restrictions on liquids in hand luggage. E.g. The Telegraph “I have certain issues with their approach, but Israel is one of ...
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Canadian travelling with Americans to Israel

I'm a Canadian citizen travelling with an American group (only Canadian in group) to Israel. As I recall, there can be a significant difference in some European countries (Holland, etc) in how ...
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How to get from Haifa to Ben-Gurion (TLV) airport on Saturday?

I need to get from Haifa to the Ben-Gurion airport (codename TLV), on a Saturday, for an afternoon flight; let's say I need to be at the main terminal (Terminal 3) by 14:00. As is well-known, however,...
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How likely is it for Israeli airport security to withhold my laptop and send it on later?

I’ll be visiting Jordan and Israel soon in a guided (recreational) group tour. The group will be some 20 people in size. The organiser gave us beautiful leaflets on what to expect in the countries we ...
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Entering Jordan from Israel: visa on separate paper instead of passport stamp?

Last week, I went on a guided tour to Jordan (Jerach, Petra) from Israel. I have received a Jordan stamp in my passport, as usual. As you might be aware, when your passport shows proof you have ...
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Where can I get an anonymous Rav Kav card issued?

Suppose I'm about to visit Israel. I know that its public transport system uses this card called Rav Kav ("multi-line" in Hebrew). I also know that there are personal-identified and anonymous versions ...
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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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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while visiting Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me on my (touristic) visit to Israel, but I’m afraid of the duty which may be imposed on it. From what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price ...
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Is it possible to transfer between terminals at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport without leaving air side?

This is a question for people who know Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport well (TLV). In a couple of months, I am flying into Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport from Johannesburg on ELAL, arriving 7.10am at ...
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What does this black-font Israeli stamp on my Passport mean?

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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Can I take an air pistol out of Israel into Ghana?

A friend has gifted me an air pistol while on holiday in Israel and would like to take it back home to Ghana with me. Can I take it out of Israel an how do I do that? I have checked with the ...
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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 an Israeli SIM card when at the Ben Gurion airport, in Israel?
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Can I visit Israel if I have 2 passports, one of them is Lebanese but will apply for visa with the other one?

Suppose a person is born in Armenia (and has an Armenian passport). Ones first nationality is Armenian, but then acquired the Lebanese passport due to the father being born in Lebanon and having the ...
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International transfer in Tel Aviv?

In the airport in Tel Aviv (Ben Guirion) I noticed a sign for "international transfer passengers". This piqued my curiosity... is there actually a "city pair" (with both cities outside of Israel) ...
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Separate Israel Visa for Vietnamese [duplicate]

I'm planning to go to Israel after Lebanon and Pakistan. But I'm a Vietnamese so I have to apply for a visa in advance. But normally, the visa is attached to my passport. Can I get Israel Visa on a ...
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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 weak designed website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops and “other currency” instead of ...
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Fake Israel Visa Stamp on my Passport

I have an problem here... I applied as DH in Israel not knowing that I was Transacting to a fake agent and the problem is they already stamped fake Israel Visa on my passport. I already traveled here ...
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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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What does this black visa rejection stamp from Israel mean? [duplicate]

I had applied for B2 visit visa for Israel. They rejected and marked my passport with the following black stamp: What does the black stamp mean and what are its restrictions? Can I reapply and if yes,...
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Luggage Allowance - Averaging the weight - El Al

I'm flying with El Al and am taking 3 suitcases. Do they allow for averaging the weight allowance across the suitcases? The allowance for each suitcase is 23 kg. One of my suitcases is around 25kg, ...
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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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Volunteer on Boat from Israel to Europe

I would like to travel from Israel to Europe by boat (specifically I want to get to Holland, but anywhere in Europe will do). It seems there are no longer passenger boats going from Israel to Cyprus/...
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Mispar Zehut - Student VISA A/2 [closed]

I recently relocated to Israel for post-doctorate research, on an A/2 Student VISA. Am I eligible for a permanent or temporary Mispar Zehut (national ID number)? If not, given that most services ...
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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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How long am I supposed to stay out of Israel after 3 months tourist visa has expired

I am EU citizen (Greece). I was in Israel 2 weeks ago and I stayed around 3 months. I left 3 days before my tourist visa expired. How long am I supposed to stay out of Israel after 3 months tourist ...
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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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Iran visa after having visited Israel

I'm considering going to Iran this summer so I'm reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting ...
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Travel implications when going to Muslim countries after a visit to Israel

I would like to visit Israel, but I have heard that if you visit some Muslim countries, they won't let you in, and visa versa. Does it depend on which Muslim countries? I imagine there would be ...
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How can I get to Mike Brant's grave?

Mike Brant, the famous singer is buried in Haifa. According to Wikipedia the cemetery is called "Camp David". Could someone tell me where exactly it is and how I can get there from the German Colony....
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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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I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE? [closed]

I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE? I have an Indian Passport.
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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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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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From Israel to Jordan

I am starting to plan a trip to Israel and some historical places, but sometimes these historical places are right at the border, like the Jordan River for instance. If I want to go from Israel to ...
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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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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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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". ...
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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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Is it safe to travel to Jerusalem?

I would travel in an organised group at the time around Easter. I would like to do some sightseeing, but wouldn't insist on anything even remotely dangerous. I'm not sure about the arrangement yet, ...
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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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Intercity Buses in Israel

Is there a Map of intercity bus routes and schedules? i'd like to do some touring in the galil by public transport
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Where can I find a bus map for Jerusalem, Israel?

Where can I get a map of the bus system in Jerusalem? I'd prefer a paper one, but a digital one will do.
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem [closed]

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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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 ...