Tuesday 28 May 2024

Soon need ETA to visit Israel

The ETA-IL will cost 25 shekels and is valid for stays of up to 90 days. It will expire 2 years after approval, but if you get a new passport you will have to apply for a new ETA-IL.
The form says you should apply for an ETA-IL "at least 72 hours prior to any booking of flight tickets, hotel rooms and other similar expanses that are related [to] your planned travel to Israel."
You will receive a reply, "within 24 to 72 hours (sometimes within a few minutes)." If it really takes a few days to arrive, it could hamper the ability of people to take a last minute trip.
Want a deal?
US and German citizens can apply for an ETA-IL during the months of June and July at no charge. Other nationalities can apply during July at no charge. It will be valid for 2 years from the approval date, or until you get a new passport, whichever comes first