Visas

For updated information, we recommend you contact the Israeli Embassy in Canberra prior to travel.

Apart from Australian diplomats, visas for Australian business travellers and tourists are not required. Entry permits are issued on arrival and valid for three months from Ben Gurion Airport or one month if entered by land or sea.

Travellers headed to Arab states should ask for the permit to be issued and stamped separately from the passport, many Arab countries will deny entry if there is evidence in a passport (or elsewhere) of a visit to Israel.

Departure from Israel is time consuming and formalities are strict. Passengers, especially those who visited Palestinian areas during their visit, will usually be questioned at length. Most airlines advise passengers to arrive three hours before departure. Crossing land borders is equally time consuming.

For further information please contact your nearest Israeli Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival.