ISRAEL – Clarification of Rules for Short-Term Work Travel and for Israel-China Ten-Year Multiple-Entry Visa

Recently published articles in the Israeli press have misleadingly advised that, pursuant to a “new” regulation issued by the Population and Immigration Authority, almost every business visitor who comes to Israel for business, even for a short period, is required to have a work visa rather than a tourist visa. To avoid further misunderstanding, here we summarise the regulations relating to short-term business travel.

Also, earlier in 2016, Israel and China signed a ten-year multiple-entry visa agreement. The agreement came into effect and was published officially on 1 December 2016.

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