Visa and Immigration Procedures to Israel
Israel allows citizens of many countries including UK, Australia, Canada, U.S. and EU nations to enter without a visa for stays up to 90 days. A passport valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket will be required.
Things/Items Allowed into Israel
Passengers over 18 years of age are allowed to freely import 200 individual cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products, 2 liters of wine, and 1 liter of liquors.
All passengers are allowed to freely import 1/4 liter of eau de cologne or perfume, gifts up to the amount of USD 200 (per person of 2 years of age or older), and personal effects (flowers, plants, seeds: health certificate required).
Things/Items Forbidden out of Israel
・Certain Photographs and Maps
Things/Items Forbidden into Israel
・Flowers, Plants, and Seeds
・Fruits and Vegetables from Africa
・Firearms and Weapons
・Prohibited Gambling Games
Voice of Travelers to Israel
2 Months of Vacation in Israel
I purchased my air ticket to Israel in the end of 2015. My ticket was for early January and I spent over 2 months there. I visited the Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Israel Museum, Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome and other tourist destinations. Among them, Mount of Olives is my favorite as the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. I'd love to visit here again! Israel is recommended for everyone to travel to. Book your air ticket in advance for a cheaper price.
Fortunate and Wonderful Adventure
I had always dreamed to travel to Israel, and I finally booked an air ticket last summer. I only had money to pay for my ticket, so I couldn't take my family there, which I regret the most. My ticket was from Cathay Pacific Airways, and I was very pleased with the ticket price. Additionally, I was upgraded to Business Class without a charge for space issues!! How lucky for me! Once there, I visited Haifa Bahai Gardens, King David's Tomb, Old City Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, Tower of David Museum and Israel Museum. I recommend people to visit Israel at least for once and possibly book an air ticket from Cathay Airways.
I always wanted to try Israeli dishes, so I bought an air ticket to Israel. Falafel, Tahini, Aubergine with baba ganoush, Shakshuka, and Lachem bread. I loved every single dish that I tried there. I wish there was an authentic Israeli restaurant near my house. Though I gained weight, I'd never regret this food adventure! I recommend all food lovers to visit Israel from bottom of my heart.
Israel Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where should I travel to in Israel?
A. There are many locations Israel has to offer. Haram Al-Sharif, Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Tower of David and Baha'i Shrines and Gardens are the most popular tourist destinations.
Q. What is Israel known for?
A. Eilat Stones, Roman Glass Jewelry, Pomegranate wines, silan (a type of honey), and Dead Sea products are famous gifts in Israel. In terms of historical and religious significance, Israel is regarded as the biblical Holy Land for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Q. What season is the best to visit Israel?
A. Winters in Israel have occasional snowfall, so it is not usually recommended. Summers in Jerusalem are warm and nice, but in areas around the Dead Sea, it will be extremely hot. So springs (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are the best travel seasons.
Q. Is Israel safe?
A. While there is increased security in the city, it highly depends on the area you are visiting. It is best to refer to the website of the Government of Israel:
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/Pages/default.aspx or your country's embassy website for the latest travel news, before booking your air ticket.
Israel - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toBen Gurion Airport・Incheon International Airport
・Hong Kong International Airport
・Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Airports handling direct flights toOvda Airport・Sheremetyevo International Airport
・Orio al Serio International Airport
・Berlin Schonefeld Airport
・Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Flight Routes to Israel
Ben Gurion Airport is the main international airport of Israel. Direct flights from Incheon International airport is available with Korean Air, direct flights from Munich or Frankfurt is offered by Lufthansa. Cathay Airways offers direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Direct flights to Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Boston, London, Madrid, Zurich and many other cities are available from El Air.