Israel (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Health screening might be required upon arrival to Israel.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.05.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Israel;
– residents of Israel;
– passengers with an authorization letter issued by the Population and Immigration Authority.
2. Passengers must complete an “Entry Report” form at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel at . They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health.
3. Passengers and airline crew who have been outside Israel for more than 72 hours entering or transiting through Israel must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must include the ID number or the passport number of the passenger or airline crew.
– This does not apply to airline crew who stay in Israel for less than 72 hours.
4. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Israel.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at .
7. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
8. More COVID-19 related information can be found at .


Detailed Tourist Information

From March 8:

Non-Israeli citizens will still need approval to enter the country.

Between March 8 and March 15, 1,000 Israelis will be able to enter the country each day.

From March 15, 3,000 Israelis per day will be allowed to enter.

Returning citizens will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Returning Israelis who haven’t been vaccinated will be required to isolate at home and undergo a coronavirus test upon arrival.

Israelis who have been vaccinated aren’t required to quarantine, but must be tested when they land.

Foreign nationals who are neither citizens nor residents of Israel are not permitted to enter the country. Exceptions will be made for those whose lives are based in Israel.

Travelers to Israel can only board their flight on presentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the 72 hours preceding travel.


Lockdown Details

The new lockdown shuts most businesses and leisure activities.

All stores are closed except those that sell essential services: food, hygiene products, optics, pharmaceuticals, electrical appliances and home repair supplies.

Hair salons and beauty parlors are closed.

Bed and breakfasts, zoos, nature reserves, national parks and memorial sites are closed.

Restaurants may now be open for delivery only — no take-away allowed.

Workplaces must move to working from home or putting staff on furlough.

Only 50% of staff in companies with more than 10 employees may come to work at a time. In smaller companies, all 10 may be there together – so long as the business is not customer-facing.

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