Formalités / Santé

Customs formalities

For French
The visa is required either in Israel or in the Palestinian Territories for a holiday less than or equal to three months ( this authority may be extended by three months at the justified request) . Travelers interested parties may request that the input buffers and output Israel are on a separate sheet slipped into the passport.
Israeli law immigration imposes a period of validity of the upper passport to six months from the date of entry into the country Airlines, which are required to strictly enforce the law , may refuse to board passengers does not satisfy the condition of six months validity .
The Israeli authorities consider French nationals with French and Israeli nationality as exclusively Israeli . Therefore they must absolutely have a Israeli passport valid to highlight the country. Israeli authorities consider French nationals with French and Palestinian dual nationals , even if they do not have identity documents or Palestinian travel, as exclusively Palestinian .
For safety reasons, all passengers may be extended at the Ben Gurion airport controls. Should , where appropriate , to exercise patience and cooperation.
For more information, take the attachment of the Israeli Embassy in Paris .

Addresses / useful numbers

In France
Paris | Embassy of Israel , 3, Rabelais75008Paris Street, Tel. : ( Embassy ) Tel. : / 13 (consulate) ,
Office of the Israeli Tourism: 94 Rue Saint -Lazare , 75009 Paris , Tel. : 01 42 61 01 97 or 01 42 61 03 67 .
More information on the website of the Office. Open Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 17 pm and Friday from 9 am to 14 pm .

  In Israel
Embassy of France in Israel 112 Herbert Samuel Promenade BP 348063572Tel Aviv , Tel: +972 (3) 520 83 00 ,

Consulate of France in Israel: 6 rehov Paul Emil Botta in Jerusalem. Tel. : (02) 625 94 81 .

In Belgium In Belgium

Israeli Consulate : Avenue de l’Observatoire , 40, 1180 Brussels . Tel. : 02-373-55-08 . Consular open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 ( until 13h by telephone).
In Switzerland In Switzerland
Israeli Consulate ( Konsulat Staates of Israel) : Alpenstrasse 32, 3006 Berne . Tel. : (031) 356-35-04 or 24 Consular Service from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm ( from 12h to 14h by telephone). .

Office of Tourism of Israel : 180 Bloor Street West, Suite 700 , Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V6 - . Tel. : (416) 964-37-84 .
Consulate General of Israel : 1 Westmount Square, after 650, Westmount ( Quebec ) H3G - 2P9 . ( 514 ) 940-85-25 . Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 ( on site). Monday to Thursday from 14h to 16h (by phone) .


The medical infrastructure is excellent in Israel. No vaccinations are required, but make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations against hepatitis A and B. If you go into the Negev desert or along the Dead Sea , take all necessary precautions against the risk of dehydration, sunstroke and sunburn. Tap water is perfectly safe and suitable for consumption.
Before departure: Consult your doctor (if your dentist ) and do not forget to subscribe to assistance / repatriation insurance
For more information, please visit the following websites:

  • Institut Pasteur ( plug Israel)
  • Institut Pasteur ( record Palestinian territories )
  • Institut de Veille Sanitaire
  • World Health Organization


Israel is a major tourist destination. Some regions are strongly discouraged travelers , including border areas with Lebanon , Syria , Egypt and southern country bordering the Gaza Strip . General vigilance is needed in the country, as well as strict monitoring guidelines Israeli civilian security available on the website of the Embassy of France in Israel. Travelers are advised to exercise caution in public areas of major cities and gatherings .
JERUSALEM : The City of Jerusalem is relatively safe and hosts many tourists and pilgrims. To the east, the Old City and the Holy Places (especially Temple Mount or Mount Temple) , however, remain an area of ​​regular tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the same neighborhoods of East Jerusalem where Israeli settlers are installed ( Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan , Issawiya or French Hill). If tensions , police deployments are quickly becoming important and access to the Old Town can be closed.
It is recommended to stay vigilant. Should avoid crowds and also to observe discretion and prudence in the use of photographic apparatus , especially during Shabbat or travel in areas with strong religious majority.
PILGRIMS : The movement of groups of Christian pilgrims are relatively easier. However access to Bethlehem is slowed by the need to pass a checkpoint . The wait can be long . In the Old City of Jerusalem , we must be attentive to petty crime .
Generally, it is suggested to keep on saying his passport as the input plug on Israeli territory ; not to hitchhike and do not take hitchhikers ; not to accept packages from strangers , initially as during the stay ; Any use of taxis and official tour operators , who know the potential risks in certain areas; not drive around in neighborhoods and cities ultra -Orthodox on Shabbat , to have a list of emergency numbers.
We strongly recommend that you consult the latest information about the country on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

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