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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How long are lines in Tel Aviv airport

Is two hours before flight time early enough to show up at the Tel Aviv airport for a mid-morning, El Al flight to the States on a typical Wednesday? Or are the lines there so long that three hours ...
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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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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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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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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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Renting a car in Israel when under 21?

I'm going to be staying in Israel for the next 6 months, and I would like to be able to get around. I have a valid US driver's license, which is considered valid in Israel as well. The problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...