New Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA-IL) for Israel travelers

The ETA-IL system is a brand-new scheme introduced by the Israeli government. It will help to keep track of tourists coming into the country, maintaining security for everyone.

Travelers from VISA-exempt countries will need to present an ETA – Electronic Travel Authorization – in order to enter Israel. To get an ETA-IL, all you need to do is fill out an online form with some basic personal details before your departure. The form will then be looked over, and your ETA will be sent to you via email.

This form of travel authorization is much quicker, simpler and more affordable than a visa. For most people, being granted the ETA-IL is a straightforward and quick process.

Similar electronic travel authorization systems are in use in countries across the world, including the United States and Australia. You may also be familiar with terms such as ‘e-visa’, or ‘ESTA’. Like the ETA-IL, these are all electronic documents which certify that you are permitted to enter the country. The new scheme is also extremely similar to these in terms of the application process.

Benefits of the ETA-IL system

The introduction of the ETA-IL system offers several key benefits:

  1. Efficiency: The online application process eliminates the need for in-person visits to Israeli consulates or embassies, saving time and administrative effort.
  2. Security: Pre-screening travelers before their arrival enhances border security, allowing Israeli authorities to identify potential risks in advance.
  3. Convenience: The ETA-IL will facilitate a faster and more streamlined entry process, significantly reducing wait times at immigration checkpoints.

Additional Information:

To learn more, visit: https://israel-entry.piba.gov.il/learn-about/

For ETA-IL applications, visit: https://israel-entry.piba.gov.il/apply-for-an-eta-il-1/