October 20, 2023
U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces commencement of visa-free travel for Israelis
On 19 October 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that Israeli citizens and nationals can now apply to travel to the United States without a visitor visa through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (“ESTA”). This follows the announcement on 26 September that Israel had been designated into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”), joining 40 other countries whose citizens and nationals can travel to the United States for up to 90 days for business or tourism without first obtaining a B-1/B-2 nonimmigrant visa, once approved through ESTA.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
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