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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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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". ...
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Track & field standard (400 meters) stadiums recommendations in Haifa? [closed]

Could you recommend any track & field standard (400 meters) stadiums in Haifa also with public access for training (free or paid)? Would be nice to know current condition of the track (damages, ...
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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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Jordan double border crossing?

We will soon be flying into Jordan (from Canada). During our 2 weeks there, we will cross into the West Bank (Palestine/Israel). We will then go back into Jordan for our return flight. Should we buy ...
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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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Overstaying B1 Visa in Israel [duplicate]

A US citizen, arriving to Israel on a tourist visa, for 90 days. The visa will expire in a week, and the flight tickets are for two days later. Going to the Ministry of Interior is out of the ...
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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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How does public transit system work in Israel on the New Year (31 Dec - 1 Jan)?

As I saw on wiki page (Public holidays in Israel), there is no holiday in Israel on 31 Dec - 1 Jan. So the public transit system should operate as usual, am I right? And some more facts to the ...
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Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks?

Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks? And there are some more wishes (not compulsory, but very expected): it should be by the sea it should be cheap to ...
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How to buy a roundtrip ticket with open return date? (To Israel)

I will travel to Israel from Lisbon in August and I will spent around 1 year there. I will do voluntary work there and the organization that I will serve for told me that a round trip ticket is ...
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Israel - Identification of Stone statue

I recently read a book about Israel titled "Israel, Enchantment of the World". It features a cover that has a stone wall in the background and what seems to be a tall stone statue with a long carved ...
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Traveling to Iran & Israel with British and Spanish passports

I'm planning to travel to Middle East at the end of the year. My aim is to visit Israel, Palestine, Jordan Turkey and Iran. Then I'll fly to Egypt and from there I'll continue my trip. As I'll be ...
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May I travel with my father's ashes into Israel?

May I travel with my father's ashes into Israel? The airlines are okay with it, but I'm not sure about Israeli Customs.
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Driving in Israel with a US learners permit

Can a US citizen drive in Israel with a New York State learners permit?
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Can an Israeli citizen enter Israel with an expired Israeli passport?

Basically the question: Israeli citizen's passport has expired while abroad. Is it possible to reenter Israel with an expired passport?
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Will I be able to purchase an Arafat T-shirt in Palestine/Israel?

I will be visiting Israel and Palestine next month. Among the places I plan to visit are Bethlehem and Arafat's tomb in Ramallah. I plan to wear a T-shirt with Arafat's picture on it only during my ...
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Can holders of Israeli residence visas enter area A in the West Bank?

I know that is is illegal for Israeli citizens to enter area A of the West Bank. However, foreign citizens that enter Israel are usually allowed to travel to such areas. Are holders of an A1 visa (...
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Visiting Israel with Tunisian stamp and Russian visas

I am planning to visit Israel for a week of vacation next month and realize I have a stamp from Tunisia in my passport, from three years ago and also for vacation. Would this make any trouble ...
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Can a Vietnamese use a Schengen visa to visit Israel?

I have a Vietnamese passport with Schengen visa and am currently staying in France. Can I visit Israel with this passport or do I need to apply for an Israel visa from the Israel Embassy?
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Can a dual Israel/USA citizen leave Israel without their American passport?

I'm a native born American currently living in Israel as a citizen (dual citizenship). Can I leave Israel to travel to Europe with only my Israeli passport, or is my US one a 'must have'?
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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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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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My passport photo doesn't look much like me. Should I renew it before going to Israel?

In 2010 I got a new passport (I am Australian) and, for some reason I cannot comprehend, used possibly the worst photo of me ever taken. My hair is everywhere and I have a weird look on my face. ...
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Late night public transit from Tel Aviv airport?

Is there any public transit from Ben Gurion airport to central Tel Aviv departing late enough that I'd be able to catch it after arriving (on an international flight) at 11:20 pm? It seems the ...
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Visa on arrival in UAE for Chinese

We are from China and we need to know about our travel to Dubai and Israel. Before we buy any tickets for Dubai, we just have news that we don't need a visa to go to Dubai. I mean can we get a visa at ...
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Booking issues with Israir Airlines

I booked a domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv in Israel through Israir Airlines, directly on their website (www.israirairlines.com). At the end of the booking process there were security ...
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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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If I visit countries neighbouring Israel, may some countries deny my entry?

According to WikiVoyage info: Be careful if entering or exiting Israel by land though, as a stamp from the land border crossing or a neighbouring country with Israel will be taken as evidence ...
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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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Traveling to Israel without a return ticket

Would an American citizen travelling from Japan to Israel on a tourist visa have an issue (legal or with airport security) if they don't have a return ticket?
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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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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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Air travel without known date

I am planning a year long trip from the USA to Israel in the near future, however due to personal reasons I may have to delay the trip from anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. That being the ...
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Is it safe & easy to travel from Israel to West Bank by taxi? [closed]

I am going to be in Israel for a while and was invited to a Friday-night dinner by some acquaintances that live in the West Bank. I, however, will be living in Tel Aviv. First, is it possible to ...
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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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Least expensive way for a tourist to get cash in Israel? [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Getting cash in Israel (least expensive way) [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Is there in the world trails like Israel National Trail? [closed]

In Israel there is something called Israel National Trail (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el). It is a trail that goes from the north of the country to the south in about 1000 km. A trail where you ...