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  • Janis Raisen

Israel's Entry Requirements to Change, August 1, 2024


Starting August 1, 2024, all travelers to Israel from visa-exempt countries, will have to apply for the new ETA-IL (Electronic Travel Authorization).

All travelers to Israel from visa-exempt countries that plan on visiting Israel for up to 90 days. must apply for the new ETA-IL (Electronic Travel Authorization), beginning on August 1. Canada, Britain and other countries are also implementing similar ETA systems.

The non-refundable fee for the ETA-IL is ₪25, and is valid for multiple visits up to 90 days each visit, within a two-year period. Passports that expire within the two-year window, will require a new ETA-IL. The  Israel Population and Immigration Authority's website guides applicants through the process, step by step.


Launched on July 1 as a pilot project, the ETA-IL system has been up and running so travelers can familiarize themselves with the new entry rules that go into effect on August 1. For the month of July only, ETA-IL applications can be submitted on a voluntary basis, and free of charge.

Important Points

• The new ETA-IL must be approved before traveling to Israel.

• The ETA-IL does not replace the need to be screened by immigration upon arrival in Israel.

• The approval will be sent by email up to 72 hours once the application has been submitted.

• Israeli citizens, and permanent residents with valid ID numbers do not need to apply.

• If you receive an error message when clicking on the links to the Israel Population & Immigration Authority website, make sure that your device is not connected to a VPN.

All information and links are accurate at the time of publication. Always check the official site of the Israel Population and Immigration Authority for updated travel requirements.


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