Visa policy of Palestine

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Visa policy of Palestine refers to specific entry conditions into the Palestinian territories. There are no visa conditions imposed on foreign nationals other than those imposed by the visa policy of Israel.

Access to the West Bank is controlled by the Government of Israel and access to Gaza is controlled by Hamas. Visitors who enter via Allenby Bridge-King Hussein border crossing and make their connections to the West Bank or plans to travel to the West Bank known may be given an entry stamp that permits travel only in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of the West Bank.

Exiting Gaza via the Erez crossing into Israel is nearly impossible. Exit through the Rafah border crossing into Egypt is unpredictable and requires prior permission from Egyptian authorities. The crossing often closes for extended time periods in which visitors are unable to leave Gaza Strip.[1]

While crossing border from Jordan into Israel and West Bank, visitors of Palestinian origin need a Palestinian Authority passport or travel document in order to leave and may enter only via Allenby Bridge. While Israeli passport holders are not allowed to enter via Allenby Border Crossing and may only use Jordan River Crossing and Yitzhak Rabin Crossing instead.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Entering and Exiting Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza". Archived from the original on 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  2. ^ Foreign travel advice The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  3. ^ Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip