Ben Gurion Airport, named after David Ben Gurion, is Israel's main airport. It is located at the heart of the country, around 40 km from Jerusalem and 15 km from Tel Aviv.
The Airport has two main terminals: Terminal 3 for international flights and Terminal 1 for domestic and low-cost international flights.
Upon arrival to Israel, passengers will receive a small paper slip with the entry date stamped on it.
The slip is in fact a scan of the passengers’ passport details and has 2 functions:
1. To serve as an ID while traveling in Israel
2. To provide proof of holding a foreign passport and that you have indeed entered Israel with a non-Israeli passport.
Upon hotel check in, the reception clerk might ask you to present this slip. Your passport alone will not be sufficient to waive VAT.
Please treat this slip as you would your passport and maintain it in secure and accessible place throughout your visit in Israel.