Hello, I'm a canadian citizen just going to ramallah for vacation for three weeks very soon. We are landing in jordan and taking the Allenby bridge. I was wondering if there is anything specific we need to worry about. We are simply landing in jordan and going straight over the border, and then leaving from jordan at the end of the trip. We are staying in Jifna/Ramallah for most of the trip. Can anyone offer any advice or tips? I have been reading things about needing visas, etc, but I am not sure, considering our canadian citizenship, and brand new passports, that we will encounter any trouble or need more documentation. Also, what is the best and cheapest way after hopefully crossing the border, that we can get to our hotel?
Hi.Could you please tell how to obtain VISA for Gaza Strip (which way and by which site)? I have a passport of Belarus , Russian neigbour.Thanks.
I am planning on going to Jericho in August of this year. I was told that the easiest way to get into Jericho is through Tel Aviv. On the other hand, I have also been told that most likely I would have to take two taxis to get there. I have thought about going through King Hussein Bridge in Jordan which maybe longer but I won't have two taxis. Any suggestions?
Hi I am a young Canadian women currently living in Los Angeles USA, I am hoping to travel to palestinon a solidarity trip in a year or 2, but for environmental reasons I do Not fly, is it possible to travel to Palestine by land and boat, it is this totally crazy?????
Do I need permission or a visa to travel to the USA
I am Australian and my travel buddy is from the US. We are staying in Amman for a few days and have a free day in the middle. We thought we might go over to West Bank to have a look at some sights. Do you think this is possible, or too much hassle with border crossings and hire cars etc. Alternatively we could go somewhere near Amman where we could see the West Bank. Is this even an option do you think? Thanks..
Hello! I am a Canadian female planning to continue my study of Arabic at Birzeit University this summer (2013). Does anybody have any advice regarding my intention to undertake this trip? Would it be safer for me to study at the U of Jerusalem or U of Tel Aviv, for example?
Hi, my boyfriend and I are planning to travel in Palestine this April and have heard from some places where we have tried to book a room that unmarried couples are not permitted to share a room and that marriage docs are required as proof of marriage. We seem to have found a couple of places to stay that seem fine with it but are now concerned they will split us into separate rooms on arrival. Is this an issue anyone else has come across or knows anything about? (Is not mentioned in the Palestine Bradt guide. . .) Many thanks, Hetty
Hello everyone, I'm planning to go for a 2 or 3-month-internship in Ramallah this summer. I have a french passport and I was born in Lebanon. I guess I would have problems if I go to Ramallah through Tel aviv, so I was thinking about going through Amman. Is their a simple and safe way to go from Amman to Ramallah ? And otherwise, is it possible for me to go through Tel aviv and have a visa in israel, pretending to have a tourist trip ? Thank u !
Is it possible for an Australian to get a visa into Gaza border entry from Egypt and back again?
From reading I see that I might be able to come in from Egypt when the border is open. I wish to visit to research history from a local view in order to write a book about Gaza history, Is it possible to rent a modest room in a family home? How long could I stay with a typical visa? I am studying Arabic but want to know if I can get by with English as well. Also, is it safe for a single old person, i.e., not likely I'd be kidnapped or killed? Sorry if that is insulting but better to ask than to wonder.
Hey all!! I'm keen to head to west bank from Amman, i think by crossing the allenby bridge, and spending some time in bethlehem, and then fly back home from tel aviv, how easy is this? i have a british passport which keeps me out of trouble normally!! thanks
Hi everyone, me and my spouse are about to embark on a trip to Palestine and Israel. We would very much like to see both sides of the story and wonder if anyone has had any experience with guided tours through the West Bank, that are informative, analytical and if possible not too biased. Thanks a lot!
I intend to travel to West Bank in September and am looking for accomodation perhaps a 'home stay' bed and breakfast for 2 females. Looked at hotel prices and they are way above my budget. Any ideas.
I'm from Jordan i have Jordanian passport also my family. i want to come to Gaza with my father and mother to propose for a girl there from her family ( this Tradition ) ? is it possible to enter there? if yes, what is the possible to get there Airlines or car ,,, ? thank u
Hi all! I registered here because apparently some of you guys seem to know a lot about traveling through Palestine. I have been to Palestine last year during a study trip, and after my study I want to work for one year and with the money earned, make several trips. I had this idea of a 2 or 3-week trip through Jordan and Israel. I want to fly from Holland to Amman and stay a few days in Jordan, then enter the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron and Jerusalem. After that, I want to visit some modern Israël cities - Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Be'ersheba, etc. I will depart again from Tel Aviv. However, due to (off course) political nature, some questions arose in my mind: - By the time I will leave to Jordan, I will probably be 20 years old. As far as I know from now, I will probably travel alone; is it safe, and more importantly: will it be a big problem to cross the Jordan-West Bank border and the West Bank - Israel border on my own without getting into trouble with the Israeli authorities? - Will traveling alone through Jordan be a problem? I've been in the Westbank and I know the nature of the Arabs who live there; most of them are kind people so I don't think I will get into trouble in the West Bank, but I'm not sure about Jordan. - Is it even possible to travel to Amman, and go back through Tel Aviv? I heard visiting Israel from Jordan and then going back again arises difficulties as well. Thanks in advance!
hi, i live in the usa and am a perminent resident. my green card expires in ten year. my question is, i want to fly to palestine and i now i have to go threw jordan and cross on a bus into palestine, i have a (hawya) and i have a palestinian passport but the passport is expired . will i be allowed to enter jordan and or palestine with an expired passport?? i will renew it once im in palestine
I need to fly a filmmaker from Gaza to Austin, Texas for a film festival. I have no idea what paperwork I might need or where to start. Can someone help? The festival is in three weeks. I am not sure how long paperwork would take. Sincerely, Tim League
Salamu alekum, I am an Egyptian/Canadian who lives in Canada. I am visiting Egypt in 3 weeks and I would like to go to Gaza while I am in Egypt. I been told that it is very hard to get a permission to enter Gaza from Rafah border. Can anyone tell me what exactly do I need to cross Rafah border from Egypt?
Hi , I have an Iraqi passport i need help and information about how can i go from amman to ramallah or bait lahem for like a week and will i be able to go back to iraq with same passport ? will have isreal stamp ? will palstinian authority will allows me to entry thanks
Hi, I've arranged to do some volunteering in Bethlehem for three months. I haven't booked my flights over there yet and before I do I was wondering if 3 months is a little too ambitious? I initially thought about just going for a few weeks, but I felt that wasn't long enough! So I decided on 3 months instead! Any suggestions welcome!
I live in the UK, i want to go to Palestine, but i dont want to fly straight to Jeresalem because i hear and through research i found out that if you have a israeli stamp on your passport, some muslim countries dont grant you visa into thier country, so i want to go through Jordan, anything to help me will be great, thank you !
I am American born, and i have family in gaza strip, i plan to go to there this summer with my family, but they have Palestinian and American citizenships, and i only have american. so is there any way i can get in???
Hi... I have someone in Gaza, well, who will have to return to Gaza within the time period of 3-4 years after college, and I am wondering how I would be able to make it into Gaza. Even if not known what the future will have as in laws, what is the chance do you think? And what would I be needing to look forward to, during the process of actually making it into Gaza? I want to go to Gaza, nowhere else. I am Canadian, going there for personal reasons (the man I am with).
Hi do i have to fly into tel aviv to get to palestine or would it be possible to fly into Jordan or Egypt and drive in ?
I am a US citizen arriving to Amman, Jordan and entry into the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge. I plan to stay in Ramallah for three months and would appreciate suggestions about a visa to enter the West Bank as well as traveling in and out of Jordan a few times. My current passport lists four other Arab countries that I visited and I am concerned that this could be a red flag, therefore I may have to apply for a new passport. I welcome your thoughts. Thank you.
I could fly into either Tel Aviv or Amman. Which do you recommend as being the quickest way to get to the West Bank. What are the pros and cons of each?
I've read various posts that indicate the answer to this question has changed over time. Also many of the reviews don't seem to have dates on them which make it hard to know what restrictions were in place at the time of the review. I'm planning a trip to the West Bank and will probably spend most of the time with a tour because I've heard it is the best way to gain access to most of the cities in the West Bank. However I'm not generally a tour person and would like to have some time to explore on my own. Can anyone tell me how easy/difficult is it for an American tourist (with no Jewish or Palestinian relations) to move within the West Bank (ie; legal restrictions, checkpoints, public transportation, etc.)
I have been reading through the forum and saw some mixed opinions on some information, so I'd like to post my own question for some advice on my situation. I am American, but my father is Palestinian. I have never been there, and I do not speak fluent Arabic, but I feel a need to see the small town (Asira shamaleya, outside Nablus) where my family came from. While I'm there I'd also like to see Jerusalem and Bethlehem. My passport is from the US but my name could *possibly* be recognized as Palestinian (my surname is Douglas and my first name is an Arabic one - Douglas isn't traditionally Palestinian but there are a lot of "Daghlas" family members in Asira). So, I am not sure what I should say during the questioning. Should I say I'm just coming as a tourist? Should I be honest about the fact that my father is Palestinian and I want to see my family's town? If they ask about my father (as someone mentioned might happen, especially when they see my Arabic first name, and frankly I do look Palestinian) can I just lie and say he left when I was young and I never really knew him, and that I'm just a tourist? Or some other lie? I really don't want to be refused entry, as I come in peace, just to visit and see. Also, I saw some new/old information on travel within the country - what would be the best way to go from Tel Aviv (where I'm flying into) to Nablus, with a stop in Jerusalem and possibly Bethlehem? Thank you for any advice you can provide.
Anyone knows how to get to those places by regular public transport from the busstation ?