Palestinian Territory visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Palestinian Visa is not required for South Africans

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Entry Requirements

  • South Africans looking to visit the Palestinian Territory can do so without a visa.
  • Intending visitors’ passports must be valid for at least six months from time of arrival.
  • Passports should carry blank pages where entry and exit stamps will go.
  • Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and any other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors are also expected to have enough money to cover their expenses while in the Palestinian Territory.
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also an important document to present upon arrival.
  • Intending visitors are also advised to get vaccinated against Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Meningitis, and Rabies.
  • Intending visitors can get to Tel Aviv-Yafo, Isreal from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, RwandAir, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Palestinian Territories.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Tel Aviv is 8 hours, 40 minutes it is 12 hours, 15 minutes from Cape Town, and 12 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Jordanian Dinar and the US Dollar, are currencies used in Palestine but the most popular is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) and can be obtained in banks and foreign exchange outlets.
  • ATMs are available in most places in Israel and while credit/debit cards are accepted in major business outlets in the country, it is best to move around with cash when patronizing small businesses.
  • Israel has a Mediterranean climate characterized by varied seasons depending on the region, from hot and dry summers to cool and rainy winters.
  • Israel’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Palestinian Territories are of type C and H. The standard supply voltage is 230 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Getting around in the Palestinian Territories is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, etc.
  • The Palestinian Territory is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit the Palestinian Territories?

Contrary to public perception and media representations, the Palestinian Territories is relatively safe for tourists.

Where are the best places to visit in the Palestinian Territories?

Mar Saba Monastery in Bethlehem, Yasser Arafat Museum in Ramallah, Hisham's Palace, Jericho, Freedom Theatre, Jenin, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Samaritan Ruins, Nablus, Ibrahimi Mosque/Tomb of the Patriarchs, Hebron, and Sebastia in Nablus are some of the best places to visit in the Palestinian Territory.

What dishes are most popular in the Palestinian Territories?

Nabulsi Cheese, Falafel and Hummus, Kubbi balls, Musakhan balls, Qidra, Sumaghiyyeh, are some of the most popular dishes across the Palestinian Territories.

What to wear when visiting the Palestinian Territory?

Long, modest, comfortable, and functional items of clothing would work well when visiting the Palestinian Territories, as they conform to the region's cultural ethics.

What to do in the Palestinian Territories?

Visitors can visit historical landmark, take hikes, meet with locals, buy souvenirs, amongts many other activities avilable to tourists and visitors in general.