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

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European travelling to Israel - September 2021

I am a Spanish citizen (with vaccines) planning to travel to Israel from the 24th of September to the 3rd of October 2021. My concerns are: The Israeli Ministry of Health website states that the only ...
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Connecting flight in Tel Aviv

I am flying from Cyprus to Dubai with a 2.5 hour layover in Tel Aviv airport. Am I allowed to do this with the COVID restrictions? I am fully vaccinated and will have a negative PCR test less than 72 ...
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What happened to the Israel-UAE visa-free agreement?

In January 2021 it was announced that the Israel-UAE visa-free policy will become operational in July 2021: The United Arab Emirates on Monday informed the Foreign Ministry that it was pushing off ...
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Why are there separate check-ins for flights to Israel?

I noticed that on many occasions there was a separate check-in line for flights to Israel. The most recent one is right next to me: at CDG there is a line for everyone and a separate check-in for Tel ...
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Countries you may not visit after Israel - even if you don't have an Israeli stamp

There's been a lot of discussion of issues that arise when you visit Israel and countries like Lebanon and Iran. However, the discussion, both on this website and in other places, almost always ...
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Can an American apply for an Israeli A2 visa from a third country?

I am an American who has been hired as a researcher at an Israeli university. I have scheduled an appointment at the nearest consulate to receive an A2 visa, though the appointment was greatly delayed,...
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What is the best way to travel to the West Bank?

I'm interested in taking a recreational trip to the West Bank with my mother and sibling to visit family in the next few months. My situation is a little particular, so please inform me of any nuances ...
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How easy or difficult is it for a tourist in a hire car to visit Palestine from Israel for the day?

I will be arriving in Ashdod in Israel on a cruise ship on or around 1st December and I am now planning the shore tour, where I plan to rent a car and drive in to Jerusalem and cross over in to ...
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Is it true that cruise lines are not allowed to sell alcohol and certain foods whilst in Israeli waters?

All being well regards to the current epidemic I shall be embarking on a cruise this November 24th which includes a two day stop in Israel. Obviously as a middle aged male the all inclusive drinks ...
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Can non-resident Israeli citizens get vaccinated in Israel currently?

Israel is leading the world in vaccinations, with 37% of the population vaccinated as of January 23rd 2021. The Israeli PM promised that everyone in the country will be vaccinated by the end of March, ...
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Can I currently (June 2020) travel from Israel to the Taba hotel area and return to Israel?

I am currently a student in Israel. I have a Israeli student visa in my US passport. I would like to take a day trip to Taba - just over the border from eilat. Is the border open? Will they let me ...
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Using self-service gas pumps in Israel - with Hebrew-only interface

After traveling quite a bit in Israel by car I still can't figure out how to use gas pumps at the gas stations. All pumps I've seen were self service ones where you pay by car at the pump. Also none ...
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Are camels really a problem when traveling by car in the Negev?

In Negev area of Israel along most roads you see signs with warnings about camels that can enter the road. I've done way over 1000 kilometers and I have not see single camel there. Are camels really ...
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Transportation from Tiberias to Ben Gurion airport

How do I get from Tiberias to Ben Gurion Airport? My flight is Saturday @5AM. Any suggestions?
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Accurate and up-to-date information about security/safety threats in Israel

I am traveling to Israel in the next few weeks and I was wondering what the best sources or alert systems for accurate and up-to-date information about current security/safety threats in Israel are.
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Phone Service while a student in Israel [closed]

US student going to study abroad for 5 months in Israel. The current phone service, an iPhone on Verizon network, will work there for a $10/day charge. It functions well, as the phone maintains its ...
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Do EU citizens need travel insurance when visiting Israel?

Do EU citizens need travel insurance when visiting Israel? The time between entry and exit is 10 days. Country of departure: Bulgaria Citizenship: EU
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Israel: How safe are Tel Aviv and Jeresulem between Christmas and New Year's?

How safe are Tel Aviv and Jeresulem between Christmas and New Year's? I am aware of internal and external conflicts as well as warning across the board, at least back to 3-5 years ago. I have also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops. Is there a way to calculate an exact cost of ...
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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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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 an Israeli SIM card when at the Ben Gurion airport, in 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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