Israel: Electronic Travel Authorization System

Key Points  

  • Israel will fully launch its electronic travel authorization system for visa-exempt nationals beginning 1 July 2024  


The government of Israel will open its electronic travel authorization system (ETA-IL) for application submissions on 1 June 2024. The program will initially be open as a pilot phase for holders of American and German passports. During this phase, applications will be voluntary and exempt from fees.  

Beginning 1 July 2024, ETA-IL will be available for visa-exempt nationals entering the country for short-term purposes, excluding work, volunteering and study. The system will become mandatory to travelers on 1 August 2024.  

Applications must be submitted at least 72 hours before travel. ETA-IL will be valid for up to two years upon approval and permit a maximum stay of 90 days for multiple entries.  

According to the announcement, ETA-IL will simplify the entry process for visa waivered nationals. Check here for eligibility requirements.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Israel’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information.

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