NEW YORK (Jul. 31)
Effective to morrow, American citizens need no longer apply for an Israel visitor’s visa, it was announced today by the Consulate General of Israel and the Israel Government Tourist Office. American tourists will now have their passports stamped at their point of entry in Israel.
This new policy was adopted by the Government of Israel as part of the overall program to encourage tourism to Israel. At a later date, the government plans to extend this facility to other countries. Regulations pertaining to health, currency and customs remain unchanged. Americans taking up employment in Israel and those who plan permanent or temporary residence have to apply for a visa as heretofore.