👥 Population: 9.3 million
🌍 Region: Middle East
🗣 Languages: Hebrew
🚙 Drive on the: Right
💵 Currency: New Shekel, ILS, ₪
☎️ Calling Code: +972
Israel is a small, diverse country in western Asia featuring beaches, desert, mountain ranges, and modern urban areas. Its population hails from over 100 countries making it rich in cultural diversity. Israel is a young country and is often called "startup nation" due to how it is run.
👩💻 Israel has the highest concentration of tech startups outside of the US.
💧 Israel recycles 90% of its waste water, making it a world leader in water recycling.
🕶 Israeli banknotes have Braille markings on them.
Blue: Visa free access for 90 days
Grey: Visa required
Brown: Confirmation from Israeli Foreign Ministry required
Depending on your country of origin you may stay in Ireland visa free for up to 90 days.
If you require a visit visa, they are valid for up to 90 days. It is called a "B2 Visitor's visa".
Israel has a visa specifically designed to attract startups called the "Innovation Visas Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs". We've covered the details of it in our resource for Startup visas around the world, which you can access here.
Every Jew regardless of citizenship has the right to a permanent visa in Israel.