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Israel Plans to Require All Visitors to Obtain Travel Authorization


Israeli immigration authorities announced on Tuesday that, starting this summer, they will be requiring travel documentation from citizens of visa-exempt nations.

Visitors from affected countries will now need an electronic travel authorization that will be valid for 90 days if they wish to enter the Jewish state.

The government stated that this new program is necessary for the purpose of maintaining security in the country.

A pilot program for travelers from Germany and the United States is scheduled to begin on June 1, and full implementation is expected to start the following month.

Individuals will reportedly not be able to board a flight to Israel without the clearance, and final entry will still be determined by a border control officer.

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