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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Can I be refused entry due to my place of birth?

Usually entry requirements are based on country of citizenship, but is it at all possible to be denied entry if you were born in a country in conflict with your travel destination ? This is a ...
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Are there any repercussions from having an Israeli stamp in my passport?

I have heard people say that having a stamp from Israel in your passport can cause problems when trying to get into other countries. Is there any truth to this statement? If so, which countries does ...
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Travel to the US with a stamp from Israel in my passport

If you are curious and want to see a helpful comment I added (a little late): to comment and answer on this page I am going to travel to Israel at the end of the year for one week. Somewhere I read, ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?

In this question I learned that entering Kuwait with an Israeli stamp in your passport will be a problem. (Less surprising was that Iran doesn't like them either). Later during my current trip I am ...
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How to enter East Jerusalem and who controls the separation with the western part

Can non-Muslim people from non-Muslim countries (EU) enter the part of Jerusalem where the famous mosque with yellow top is located? Are the police (or guards) at the entrance Israeli or Palestinian? ...
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What's the emergency number (the 911 equivalent) in Israel?

I'm planning on traveling to Israel at some point or another, and I don't know the emergency services number. What is the Israeli equivalent of the American 911, or the British 999?
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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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Is it possible to travel to Israel if it's not recognised by your passport's country?

I'm wondering if it's possible for passport holders of countries that do not recognise other countries to travel to that particular country. Israel is not recognised by the Malaysian passport, so ...
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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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Can I go to Israel with a Jordanian visa on my UK passport?

I travelled to Jordan on business with my UK passport and it was stamped on arrival. Will I have challenges later going to Israel or if I can go to Israel with the Jordanian stamp, will I have ...
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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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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Can airport security in Israel force me to provide my access credentials to laptop or online accounts?

I've read that going through airport security at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport can sometimes be a nightmare. Being asked a bunch of questions and having someone going through your every ...
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Travel between Egypt and Israel

Is it currently possible to travel directly between Egypt and Israel, preferably by land? If so, is there a preferable sequence: e.g. Egypt before Israel? My son (25) and I are considering a trip to ...
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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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Is it safe for a Muslim to visit Israel nowadays?

Is it safe for a Muslim to visit Israel nowadays? I got different answers for my question every time I ask. Can somebody with real experience help?
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Planning to travel to Israel, what happens if Israel declares war on Iran?

I'm planning my second trip to Israel (being there Sep/2011), to visit my girlfriend's relatives again in February 2013 and stay a month there. This time we are planning to go with four people and we ...
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Will knowledge of Yiddish be useful traveling in Israel?

I am traveling to Israel for the first time this summer, and generally when I go to a country I like to learn a little bit of the language to make navigation easier (and because it's cool). However, ...
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Are passengers interviewed for Israeli domestic flights in the same way as they are for foreign ones?

When I fly internationally from Israel, I am routinely given a short interview by security personnel, in which I am asked several questions etc... Because of this, people generally recommend that ...
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How do I visit Petra from Israel?

I am going to Israel later in the year and would like to visit Petra while I'm in the region. I understand that as a UK citizen, I need a visa but I don't need to apply for one prior to travelling? ...
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It is safe to travel in Israel and Palestine? [closed]

I intend to travel around Israel and Palestine (excluding the Gaza Strip). When I tell people about this I am often greeted semi-shocked responses, people seem to think it is very unsafe and I am ...
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Where near the Dead Sea can you most likely get to see a Hyrax?

I am planning to visit the Dead Sea, and from what I have gathered through online research, Ein Gedi is the place where I can find high end hotels. I am actually hoping to get a close look at Hyrax ...
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English in Israel and Palestine

Seeing as Hebrew is a very tiny language, just like Swedish, are Israelis in general good at English, so a tourist like myself can make it? I've noticed that if the language is not used ...
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What considerations should I make for traveling in Israel on the Sabbath?

I am planning to travel around Israel (from Oct 19 to Nov 5th), and I am wondering what effect the Sabbath will have on transport, restaurants and the sights. Should I be planning to not do anything ...
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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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Being denied entry to Israel due to political activism?

I love Israel as a country and culture, but I am very skeptical of what's going on there with the Palestinians. I have a few Jewish/Israeli friends, and political discussions easily turn heated – e.g. ...
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Data connection while in Israel [duplicate]

Is there a cost effective way getting a data connection (sim card) for a mobile phone for 3 weeks while I am in Israel? So that I can read emails, and make use of google maps on my phone?
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Does the term “middle east” cover a certain set of countries? Could I be misunderstood when using it?

This, to me strange, topic has come up a few times lately, usually about Iran not being a middle eastern country. In fact it just came up in the chat room but pretty regularly when chatting to people ...
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What is a good town/place to stay at, in order to visit the Dead Sea?

I am wanting to see the Dead Sea. Is there anywhere safe/nice to stay on the Israeli/Palestinian side of the sea? Travel guides I have read recommend travelling from Jerusalem but its circa 40km ...
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Once in Israel, are tourists allowed to exit to the areas outside of the Israeli responsibility (Palestinian areas)?

My understanding is hazy, but I've been told that to get from certain parts to others, like Jerusalem to Bethlehem, you may need to cross non-Israeli-controlled areas. Does this mean you'd need your ...
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Does a 17 year old expat Israeli citizen need permission to visit Israel?

A 17 year old boy that was born in Israel but left at a young age wants to visit Israel for the first time since leaving. Does he need prior permission from the IDF (perhaps through the Israeli ...
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Tel Aviv a good base to see Israel & Palestine?

I'm planning to spend 3 weeks in Israel & Palestine. I'm open to seeing all of the region apart from the Gaza Strip. I'm told the region is relatively small and I could feasibly stay in Tel Aviv ...
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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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Is it possible to visit Hebron and Mearat Hamachpela nowadays?

Is it possible for a Jewish tourist? Is there anything important I should know?
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What is the best way to travel around Israel and Palestine?

I am want to go to travel around Israel and Palestine (ideally most places other than the Gaza Strip) what is the most practical way to get about? Is it best to hire a car? - I've heard its hard to ...
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Are all parts of the 'Jesus trail' in Israel open and safe to hike solo?

The Jesus Trail in Israel is a 65km hiking and pilgrimage trail in Israel that traces the route Jesus is meant to have walked. I'm not that knowledgable about the different areas of Israel / ...
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Cheapest way of getting from Tel Aviv to Amman as an Israeli citizen?

Is it possible for an Israeli citizen to get from Tel Aviv to Amman for less than $400 (cost of a direct round-trip flight)? I see that there is relatively straightforward border crossing through ...
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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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What are the Jordanian visa rules for travellers entering from Israel?

Could someone please explain Visa regulations for Jordan, they seem to differ in terms of cost & requirements depending on how and where you enter the country and how long you are staying.
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Is it possible see the interiors of the Dome of the Rock?

Is it possible to visit Dome of the Rock for non-muslim tourists these days? Last time I tried was in 2005, and back then it wasn't.
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How to get a receipt when scanning my card on Tel Aviv buses?

Some buses in the Tel Aviv area (and possibly the Jerusalem area and other places) let you just scan your Rav Kav (smart bus card) when entering from any door, with no driver interaction. These ...
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Are there restrooms on trains in Israel?

Many trains in Israel travel long distances. I would like to know if there are restrooms on board all trains.
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How do I address a vertical postcard? [closed]

Currently I am abroad on a summer project in Israel. I would like to send my friends some postcards, and I got this one: and I'm not sure how to address it properly. I've been looking for some tips ...
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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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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Pakistan does not recognize Israel (not sure if vice versa), so Pakistani citizens cannot travel there. However if a Pakistani holds an European passport as well, can s/he travel to Israel for visit ...
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How common is public wifi in major cities in Israel?

How widespread is public wifi in hotels, public places, coffee shops, trains, buses, or even whole cities in Israel? Also, are they generally password protected (like many coffee shops in the USA)?
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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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Activities to do with children in and near Jerusalem in the summer, especially to avoid the heat?

What is there to do in Jerusalem in the summer months with 4 year old and 10 year old boys. I am looking for activities to avoid the heat and sun that is present much of the day. I will be evaluating ...
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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 ...