how to say “entry visa” in Hebrew

אַשְׁרַת כְּנִיסָה

Perhaps you know the Hebrew expression for credit card כרטיס אשראי . The word אשראי comes from Aramaic, from the root ש.ר.ר meaning strength, security.

A related word, coined by former Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, is אשרה – visa. So an entry visa is אשרת כניסה .

For example:

ישנן מדינות שלא דורשות אשרת כניסה.

There are countries that don’t require an entry visa.

אשרה on its own can also mean entry visa.

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