The State of Israel
CAUTION: Travellers are warned that a border or immigration stamp from Israel or from a land crossing to Israel present in their passports may well make them ineligible to enter most Arab or Muslim countries.
Travellers intending to visit the Occupied Territories of Palestine are advised to view the country page for PALESTINE for visa details.
CAUTION: Travellers with Canadian passports but Palestinian background or Palestinian sounding names will probably be denied entry to Israel, and their Canadian passport marked as "Palestinian Authority Only" by Israeli authorities. The Canadian government will not assist you in these cases.
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Israel?
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter Israel for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days.
Nationals of the following countries or places do not need a visa to enter Israel:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, CANADA, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA, Uruguay.
All other nationals, including those with Permanent Resident status in Canada, need a visa.
Apply IN PERSON at the embassy or nearest consulate.
Due to Israeli government regulations, we are unable to assist you with your visa needs. Travelers to Israel are advised that they must seek visas directly from the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa:
Embassy of Israel
50 O'Connor Street, Suite 1005
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L2
Tel: (613) 567 6450
For more information about travel conditions in the Middle East, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.