Wikimedia Hackathon 2016/Visa

  • If you are attending Wikimedia Hackathon 2016 and require a visa, Wikimedia Israel or the Wikimedia Foundation can provide you with a letter to support your visa application.
  • If you require a supporting letter, please contact
  • We recommend starting all visa application processes as soon as possible and allowing sufficient time prior to your departure.

No visa requiredEdit

Holders of passports of the following 96 countries do not require a visa for Israel for a maximum stay of 3 months for tourism:

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (South), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Naura, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

A visa is also not required for Egyptians for stays of up to 14 days upon entering through Taba, Egypt. 

Visa requiredEdit

Citizens of the following countries require a confirmation from Jerusalem before a visa is issued.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. 

Transit visaEdit

Important note: If your flight is not direct, please make sure you have a valid transit visa - if required - for the country in which you land on your way to Jerusalem. This is relevant mainly for nationals of some African countries who will have a connection flight at a European airport. More information is available here.