By KTA Team |

Following the new regulations that allows equal treat for US citizen Palestinians who wish to come to Israel and pass through Israel’s border crossings, including those who are residents of the Judea and Samaria area (please read this post), KTA Team would like to share the following tips for All US Citizens Traveling to Israel:

  1. Ensure your US passport is valid for at least 9 months from your planned date of departure. Renew it if needed before your trip.
  2. Book a round-trip airline ticket that allows you to leave Israel within 3 months of your entry date. Immigration authorities may ask for proof of your return travel.
  3. Create a detailed travel plan outlining your itinerary for the duration of your visit. Include information about the places you plan to visit, accommodation details, and any activities you intend to participate in.
  4. Have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza. It’s essential to be able to cover your expenses for the entire trip, including accommodations, meals, transportation, and activities.
  5. Upon entry to Israel, clearly declare yourself as a US citizen to the immigration authorities, presenting your US passport.
  6. If asked at the border control, be honest and transparent about your Palestinian legal status and/or possession of a Jordanian passport (if applicable) or any other relevant details. Honesty is appreciated, and providing accurate information will streamline your entry process.
  7. Keep your Palestinian ID or Jordanian passport (if applicable) easily accessible in your hand luggage to present it if required by the authorities. Staying organized will help avoid unnecessary delays.
  8. As with traveling to any foreign country, remain patient and polite when going through border control in Israel. Israeli border control authorities expect travelers to maintain a calm and respectful demeanor. Avoid displaying signs of impatience, nervousness, violence, or loud behavior, as these may lead to unnecessary complications.
  9. Please note that traveling to Israel and the region may have unique requirements and considerations, so it’s crucial to stay updated on the latest travel advisories and guidelines from official sources before your trip.
  10. Consider registering your travel plans with the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive relevant travel updates and assistance in case of emergencies.
  11. Make two copies of all of your travel documents, in case of emergency, and leave one with a trusted friend or relative.