By Or Kochman, Senior Account Manager|

The Israeli Ministry of Interior has announced the implementation of the Marom ETA – IL (Electronic Travel Authorization – Israel), set to commence on August 1st, 2024. This initiative aims to streamline the entry process for visa waiver nationals visiting Israel for short-term purposes, excluding work, volunteering, or studying.

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The ETA-IL approval offers flexibility for travelers, valid for up to 2 years or until the passport’s expiration. This enables visitors to enjoy stays of up to 90 days per visit, allowing for multiple entries without the need for re-applying.

What can you do with Marom ETA-IL?

  • Enjoy Israel as a tourist
  • Doing Business
  • Travel for non-work and non-medical purposes

Who can apply For Marom ETA-IL?

  •  Travelers for business or tourism
  • Visa waiver nationals
  • Hold a valid passport

It’s important to note that the Marom ETA-IL does not override the discretion of Israeli border control authorities, who retain the right to deny entry under certain circumstances. Additionally, the authorization does not permit stays exceeding 90 days. For longer durations, travelers must obtain a visa from the nearest Israeli Embassy or Consulate.

Application Process and Requirements Marom ETA-IL

The Marom ETA-IL application process is conducted online through the designated portal, ensuring convenience and efficiency for applicants. Submissions must be made at least 72 hours before the expected entry date. Eligible candidates can anticipate instant approval, with a nominal application fee of 25 NIS. During the pilot period, applications will be free of charge, encouraging participation and feedback.

To complete the application, travelers need:

  • A passport issued by a visa-exempt country, valid for the duration of stay
  • A valid email address (through which the response will be provided)
  • A valid payment method (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) for processing fees.

Enhancing Security and Facilitating Travel With Marom ETA-IL

The  Marom ETA system, a cornerstone of Israel’s approach to modernizing its entry procedures, has garnered attention for its potential to bolster security measures while facilitating legitimate travel. This initiative not only underscores Israel’s commitment to leveraging innovation in the service of national security but also reflects its dedication to promoting seamless travel experiences for visitors entering the country.