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For visits of up to 90 days each 180-day period for tourist, business, or transit, Israel has a visa waiver agreement with the Schengen Area.

This means that Israelis can visit the EU without a visa:

  • Israelis can enter Europe just by presenting their current passport with no additional documentation
  • They will also need a valid ETIAS visa waiver once it becomes mandatory
Israeli nationals who want to travel to Europe for reasons other than tourism, business, or transit, or for more than 90 days per trip, must apply for a visa.

Long-term visas for Europe are issued on a country-by-country basis. If an Israeli passport holder intends to stay in a European country for more than 90 days, they must apply for a long-term visa at the embassy or consulate of the country in question.

The requirements for a European visa from Israel vary by nation, but in general, the following documents will be required:

  • A valid passport with at least 3 months remaining beyond the intended stay
  • A letter of acceptance at university for student visas
  • Additional business documentation for work visas
  • Proof of sufficient funds for residence visas
  • Additional documentation may be necessary on a case by case basis
Israeli passport holders can enter the European Union and Schengen member countries without a visa. Travelers from Israel will be allowed to apply for ETIAS to visit any Schengen country beginning in late 2023.

The ETIAS travel authorization is not a visa and is totally issued online. Filling out a short online form with personal and passport information, as well as contact information, is all that is required to apply for an ETIAS.