The Holy Land, I mean Israel is a destination many wants to come and visit. But what are Israel Visa requirements? From time to time I am getting asked by people that want to come and tour Israel “Do I need a Visa to Enter Israel”? So for your information tourists from most countries are allowed entry with no difficulty and automatically get a B2 tourist visa. These Visas are for 90 days. In addition, you are not getting stamped on your passport but outside of it. In other words, once entering Israel you will get a paper slip with all your info; and that’s your entry stamp. Please keep it because you’ll need it for your stay in Israel. Here is a link to the official website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There you can read all about the subject.
Now there some exceptions and below there is a list of these countries that require a visa to Israel, if you’re getting bored from all this dry info you can go and read one of my Guides and start planning your ultimate trip to the Holy Land.
Countries with Automatic Visa
Botswana, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, and Swaziland
Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Man and Canal Islands, Moldova*(only with a biometric passport), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia(Requires Multi-factor Authentication), San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom
Canada, and the United States of America
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu
South & Central America
Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.
Countries That Require Prior Clearance
Below is the list of countries that don’t allow free travel with Israel. Contact your local Israeli embassy for requirements for your application, since requirements vary by region. We recommend beginning your application at least 2 months before your travel date.
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Chad, Comoros Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congo Democratic Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles Islands, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam
Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Holy See(Vatican), and Kosovo
Samoa, and Tuvalu
South & Central America
Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela*
Countries Requiring MFA for Visas
There are also countries that must complete multi-factor authentication through their Israeli embassy. I recommend beginning the application process at least 3 months in advance. These include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, North Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.
*All countries with an asterisk must pay a fee for their visa.