Travel with an Israeli passport

Israeli passport ranks 24th in the global passport ranking, has a very high mobility score, and enables entry without a traditional visa to many countries.

Now there are 104 Israel visa-free countries, which means that Israel passport holders can travel to these countries for some purposes and a specific period without the need to get a visa.

Also, some easy ways to get a visa are available for Israeli citizens. They can get a visa on arrival in 30 countries, and 29 countries issue electronic visas to Israelis.

A passport of Israel can be received after acquiring Israeli citizenship. An individual is able to become an Israeli citizen by immigration, birth/adoption, naturalization, marriage, and a Ministry of Interior decision.

Relaxed trips and more friends with visa-free travel

With visa-free travel, Israeli passport holders get access to many countries without any hassle. They can visit both popular locations and beautiful sites not many people may know about.

The good thing about having a visa exemption is that there's no need to worry about getting a visa in advance, so they can just entirely focus on enjoying your trip. Being relaxed means they tend to make more friends along the way.

It can be tourists like them who share the same experience or local citizens who can tell them the history of that land, treat them with local food, and show them interesting places.

How to apply for an Israeli passport and get citizenship

According to the Israeli government, it is possible to become Israeli citizens through five options:

  • immigration
  • birth/adoption
  • naturalization
  • marriage
  • a Ministry of Interior decision

Israeli citizens, then, can get a passport of Israel. In order to do this, an individual must make an appointment, cover the fees online and apply in person.

Required documents, prices, and other conditions vary depending on the age of the applicants, how soon they want to have the passport ready, etc.

Why is traveling to visa-free countries beneficial

Visa-free traveling is really beneficial in many ways:

  • it is good for the travel industry, as it makes it easier for foreigners to enter many countries and, eventually, it attracts more tourists;
  • it is eco-friendly, as it saves many resources compared to the application process for a regular visa which demands expanses of paper and energy;
  • it saves money and time both for travelers and embassies/consulates;
  • it lets people travel on a whim, change plans and stay in the country longer;
  • it reduces stress, as the process of getting a visa can be tiring and requiring effort;
  • it broadens the geography of traveling as people get an opportunity to visit places they won't be able to otherwise.

104 countries where Israeli passport holders don't need a visa

Israeli passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City

Additionally, Israeli citizens can get a visa on arrival in 30 countries and apply for an electronic visa for 29 countries.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Electronic visa countries

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to know if your destination is a visa-free country?

If your destination is a visa-free country, it will be present in the visa-free countries list.

What if your destination is not a visa-free country?

If your destination does not offer visa-free access, you should get a visa - a traditional one, an electronic visa, or a visa on arrival. There can be different types: for example, there is a tourist visa, a business visa, a transit visa, etc.

Tips to avoid issues when traveling to non-visa-free countries

Follow these tips to avoid any complications during your trip to a non-visa-free country:

  • do thorough research about visa requirements - not only will it ensure that you cross the borders smoothly but help you to find the easiest way to get a visa - you may be eligible for an online visa or a visa on arrival;
  • look at your passport - it must be valid for a minimum of six months after the date of arrival and have spare space;
  • when filling out the form, recheck the information, as errors may cause issues and delays;
  • it's better to make paper copies of documents to have them on hand in case of issues;
  • if you are required to attach photographs, you can take them with your phone or PC camera.

 Do you need to research the different visa requirements before traveling?

When you plan your trip abroad, one of the principal things to do is to check the visa requirements. It will ensure that you won't be entry-denied, fined, or deported.

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