A senior Israeli source told News this morning (Wednesday) that it is possible that in 2022 Israel will enter the visa exemption program for the United States. According to the source, the move voted tonight by US Secretary of Defense Alejandro Myorcas, which considers the entry of Israel, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria into the 90-day entry visa exemption program, will be possible after a comprehensive examination of all non-specific country data.
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As mentioned, tonight the American minister from York said that the United States is considering allowing Israelis to enter for about three months without an entry visa. In response, this morning, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Ardan, tweeted: “We continue to work to include Israel in the program, so that Israeli citizens can enter the United States without the need for a visa. “The statement by the Minister of Homeland Security indicates that we are approaching this goal.”
Last August, on his first official visit to Washington since taking office, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed the issue with US Secretary of State Anthony Blink. After their meeting, the US State Department said that the two agreed that “it is important to work on introducing Israel to the visa exemption program, both for Israeli citizens and for American citizens.”