Israel Electronic Travel Authorization System

All foreign nationals currently eligible for a visa exemption to Israel, and who are traveling for short-term visits for tourism, business and other non-work/non-medical purposes, will be required to have a valid Electronic Travel Authorization, “Marom ETA-IL”, from August 1, 2024.

The system will open for applications on July 1, 2024.

The ETA-IL approval will allow multiple entries and is valid for up to two years (or until the expiration of the foreign national’s passport, whichever is sooner) for stays of up to 90 days per visit. The approval may be revoked by the authorities due to immigration and security reasons. In such cases, the individual will be updated by email.

In order to obtain an ETA-IL approval, foreign nationals will need to submit an application online at least 72 hours prior to entering Israel. They will receive a decision on the application immediately upon submission.

The ETA-IL application fee costs NIS 25. However, during the pilot period of the program, expected to last until July 31, 2024, the application process will be free in order to encourage use and feedback.

An approval via the ETA-IL system will not guarantee entry into Israel; border officials still maintain discretion to deny entry to the country.

This alert, for informational purposes only, was prepared by Fragomen and originally published here. If you have any questions, please contact us.