From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel

Are there some restrictions to travel to european countries and arab countries if we have a isreal visa?--Ravidreams 10:11, 10 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

There certainly are no restrictions when traveling to European countries (!!). Some Arab countries might not accept your visa if it has an Israeli stamp on it. Please see Passport stamping for more information. Harel 11:28, 10 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! On the map - Ukraine signed as free of visa, but list on "Visa required". Where is true? Всевидяче Око 13:08, 13 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

According to the latest information available on the website of the Israeli MFA, a visa is required for holders of Ukrainian passports. However this is the thing that can change and might have already changed (considering the large ex-Ukrainian population within Israel, and their many relatives still in the Ukraine). A short phone call to the Israeli embassy in Kiev should settle the matter. Harel 15:03, 13 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
According to multiple online sources, during 2010, the two governments decided to waive the bilateral demand for entry visas. I cannot confirm at this point in time that this has come into effect, and it's best if you ask at the embassy. Harel 15:07, 13 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
In its meeting of November 3rd, 2010, the Interior Committee of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) ratified the bilateral agreement between the two countries to drop the visa requirement, and as the Ukraine already approved it, it is expected to go into effect in the coming months. We expect that by August there will be no visa requirement for Ukrainian citizens, however please stay tuned for the formal declaration (we'll update here as needed). Harel 17:06, 13 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! After weekend I`l make short phone call to the Israeli embassy in Kiev :)
With respect Всевидяче Око 12:10, 14 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Please wait a little longer, because apparently the diplomatic service of Israel is on strike (for a trivial reason - they want a raise, the Treasury objects). It seems improbable that the strike ends by Monday, so it is better to call the embassy several days later. Best regards. DrorK 12:18, 14 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
According to the Israeli media, the strike has ended yesterday. DrorK 05:07, 25 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Finally, "Haaretz" noted today in its weekend edition that the visa waiver agreement between Ukraine and Israel will be effective from 9 February 2011. DrorK 20:49, 4 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Israeli law has been officially changed to exempt nationals of the Ukraine from an entry visa into Israel: [1]. Harel 09:39, 27 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Complete Denial of Visa from Malaysia - Hi im from Malaysia, is there a way to attend this wikimania? --Killerserv 12:32, 13 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

That depends on whether the denial comes from the Malaysian or Israeli authorities. If the Malaysian authorities reject your request to visit Israel, it does not obligate the Israeli authorities, and you can still apply for visa. You should explain the delicate situation to the Israeli consulate, and request that your passport won't be stamped. As a Malaysian citizen, you do take some risk here, which I cannot assess. For example, as an Israeli citizen, I know there are laws that are strictly enforced and others whose enforcement is very lax, or even ignored in normal circumstances. I have no idea about the situation in Malaysia and to what extent the ban on visiting Israel is enforced. DrorK 06:15, 15 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]