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Travel with the Jewish Federation to have exciting adventures and make cultural discoveries in Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

Experience exciting adventures and cultural discoveries in Jewish communities across the globe. On a Jewish Federation mission, you’ll get exclusive, insider access to community leaders, area experts and political personalities. Each trip has a unique sense of purpose, deepening your connection to Jewish identity while expanding your world.

Leave everything to us! Your day-to-day activities, travel logistics, accommodations and most meals will be taken care of by our experienced and dedicated mission staff.

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Travel Advisories

Starting August 2024, all international travelers to Israel will be required to have a permit or visa for entry. Travelers with passports from North America, Europe, or numerous other countries, can obtain the visa online here, using a quick and simple process.

The new visa, known as ETA-IL (Electronic Travel Authorization), is an online authorization system designed to simplify the entry process to Israel. Upon arriving in Israel, ETA-IL holders will be able to use the electronic check-in machines previously available only to Israeli citizens and residents to complete their entry process.  

Here are some key details:

How to Apply:

  • Applications can be submitted online starting June 1 for US and German citizens and starting July 1 for other countries.
  • The new visa is called ETA-IL.
  • The process is quick and simple, taking only a few minutes. Apply online here.
  • A fee of 25 NIS (about $7 USD) applies, but it will be free until August 1.

Required Information for Application:

  1. Personal information
  2. Email address
  3. Travel information
  4. Passport details
  5. Recent photo upload

Application Timeline:

 June 2024: US and German citizens can begin applying as part of a pilot phase, with no application fee.

July 2024: Citizens from all other countries can start applying.

Processing Time:

  • Applicants will usually receive a response within 72 hours.

Permit Details:

  • The permit will be valid for two years.
  • Travelers can stay in Israel for up to 90 days at a time.

Exemptions:

  • Those with valid long-term stay visas for Israel do not need to apply for ETA-IL visas.
  • Holders of an Israeli passport or Israeli ID card are also exempt.

Additional Information:

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