On November 11th, the ten years visa agreement between China and Israel is due to become valid; the agreement was signed on March 2016 during the China-Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation in the presence of The Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu Yan Dong and Israel’s Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The ten years visa agreement for national passports joins the exemption from Visa for Diplomatic passports agreement, which became valid in January 2016. According to the agreement, visitors will be able to stay in Israel for 90 consecutive days, with multiple entries.
In recent years, the relations between Israel and China are growing in many areas, mutual government platforms such as the task force and the innovation committee, trade and mutual investments, culture, academy and tourism, and we hope that this visa agreement will strengthen the ties between the two countries.
China has the largest increase in tourism in the world, there is a constant growth in the amount of Chinese tourists to Israel, and every year there is 30% growth. Israel welcomes this and wishes for this trend to continue even further.
Ambassador Vilnai: “in the last few years we have witnessed a constant growth in the exchange between China and Israel in various fields such as tourism, investments, academic and cultural exchange. I believe that the new visa policy will elevate the relations between our two people towards the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and China.”