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Gaza and the West Bank
Israeli-Occupied Territories
Colonies of Israel

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Palestine?

The Occupied Territories of Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank, is a colony of the State of Israel. All border and security matters are totally under the control of Israeli authorities. Palestinians live under direct military security control of the Israeli military and PA puppet militias which answer to Israel. The PA puppet government in the West Bank has no authority over border matters as it is operating in a full apartheid environment. As Israel has denied Palestine any airport, all entry is by land crossing. It is sometimes possible to enter Palestine through Israel, as well as through land crossings with Jordan and Egypt, though frequent border closings inhibit travel.

Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter Israel for tourism or business stays. Canadian citizens using Canadian passports can obtain a visa upon arrival at Lebanon's Beirut International Airport. Canadian citizens using Canadian passports require an e-visa to enter Egypt for all purposes.

Most other nationals, including those with Canadian Permanent Resident cards, need a visa.

For some Canadian government pro-Israeli information about travel conditions in the illegally-occupied territories and in the Middle East, please visit the Global Affairs Web site.

RIGHT OF RETURN "Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country." Article 13 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

RIGHT OF RETURN "Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive. Persons thus evacuated shall be transferred back to their homes as soon as hostilities in the area in question have ceased." Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.