ISRAEL – Visa-Free Travel to the United States

September 29, 2023

As of 30 November, Israeli citizens will no longer be required to acquire visas before traveling to the United States.

Israel had been seeking entry into the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for quite some time. Earlier this year, Israel began allowing free entry into Israel for individuals with dual United States/Palestinian citizenship, which was seen by some as a pre-condition for Israel’s entry into the VWP.

Under the terms of the VWP, citizens and nationals of Israel will now be able to travel to the US for periods of up to 90 days for business or tourist purposes. For longer visits or visits for other reasons, Israelis may still need to get a visa.

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