On October 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Israel’s immediate eligibility for the Visa Waiver Program. This follows DHS’ September 27th designation, announcing a November 30, 2023 start date, which has apparently been accelerated. Israelis may now apply for the Visa Waiver Program online through Customs and Border Protection. An approval will allow citizens and nationals of Israel to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without first obtaining a U.S. visa. Authorizations are generally valid for two years. Israelis with valid B-1/B-2 visas may continue to use them for business and tourist travel to the United States.