This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.
At a Glance
Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Those who have been vaccinated or have recovered in Israel are not required to enter isolation, unless they visit a destination with the highest COVID-19 risk or a destination with a COVID-19 travel warning within 14 days before arrival in Israel.
To track Vaccines Approved for Use in Israel: https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/country/israel/
Vaccines Approved for Use in Israel:
Moderna anf Pfizer/BioNTech
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Israel;
– passengers with an authorization letter issued by the Population and Immigration Authority;
– until 16 December 2021, passengers with an A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, A/5, B/1, B/3 or B/4 visa if arriving from a country other than Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St. Helena, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe;
– from 17 December 2021, passengers with an A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, A/5, B/1, B/3 or B/4 visa if arriving from a country other than Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St. Helena, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
2. Passengers must complete an “Entry Statement” at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel at https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19 . They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health. They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health and a Green Pass which must be presented before boarding.
3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Payment of ILS 100,- can be made upon arrival. Or ILS 80,- in advance at https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19
4. Passengers and airline crew who have been outside Israel for more than 72 hours entering or transiting through Israel must have:
– any type of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
The test result must be in English and indicate the passenger passport number.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers and airline crew with any type of positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 11 days and at most 3 months before departure from the first embarkation point;
– airline crew who stay in Israel for less than 72 hours.
5. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Israel.
6. Airline crew are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to airline crew with any type of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 7 days before arrival.
7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/h8hxy4w7 and https://tinyurl.com/4tbzd4rx
8. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
– This does not apply to airline crew with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. They must also complete an “Entry Statement” at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel at https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19 in order to be eligible for the Green Pass.
9. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/
Detailed Tourist Information
Israel has temporarily restricted entry to tourists from all countries as of November 28, and is expected to re-open on December 22, 2021.
Click here for detailed information https://www.touristisrael.com/covid-groups-program/50759/
Israel’s borders are open to vaccinated individuals. A person is considered vaccinated if no more than 180 days have passed since completing full vaccination.
Fully vaccinated arrivals are required to quarantine only for 24 hours, until receiving negative test result.
Vaccines Approved for Use in Israel:
Moderna anf Pfizer/BioNTech
Anyone arriving to Israel will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
This may be reduced to 7 days if testing is negative twice.
Permitted arrivals to Israel will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
Arrivals will be tested again upon entry, at their own expense.
Arrivals must also show proof of insurance covering treatment for COVID-19.
Before air travel:
-If you stay out of Israel 72 hours or longer, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time to Israel
-Present a negative test result in English along with the traveler’s passport number
-This requirement applies to all people of all ages arriving in Israel, including those vaccinated
-An exemption from pre-departure PCR test will be granted to those recovered, if at least 11 days and no more than 3 months have passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case. Note this exemption is for pre-departure PCR tests only; it is not an exemption from the PCR test on arrival in Israel
-Only PCR tests are accepted, no rapid tests or any other types of tests
-If you transit to Israel, and the time between the first flight and the departure to Israel is 24 hours or more, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure to Israel
-Humanitarian cases or if access to testing is limited: you can petition the Exceptions Committee to be permitted to enter Israel without a PCR test
Entry statement form
-You must fill out the online form no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure to Israel
-You must enter your personal information and information about the people traveling with you, check your health declaration, provide information on COVID-19 vaccines you have received, note whether you have recovered from COVID-19, and fill out the address of the isolation accommodation, if mandated
Paying for a PCR test on arrival
-On arrival in Israel, you must take a PCR test at the airport, in addition to the pre-departure test
-You can prepay for the PCR test on arrival
-The test costs NIS 80 if you prepay, and NIS 100 if you pay at the airport
-Cash payments are accepted in Israeli currency only, the cost is NIS 115
-You do not need to print and bring proof of payment. There is a separate line for people who have prepaid and your I.D. serves as proof of payment which is already registered in the system
-Foreign nationals must have an entry permit issued by the Population and Immigration Authority
-Without this permit, boarding will be denied
At the airport:
Pre-departure PCR test
You are required to present airline officials with one of the following documents before departure:
-Negative test results to a PCR test taken in the 72 hours before departure to Israel
-Positive test results to a PCR test taken in the last 3 months before departure to Israel, provided that at least 11 days have passed since the date of the test.
-Certificate from the Exceptions Committee, attesting that you are allowed to enter Israel without testing.
-Law enforcement officers might ask you to present your negative PCR test result when you arrive in Israel
-When you check-in, you must present a clearance that you received after submitting the entry statement form
-You can present a digital copy – a paper copy is not required
-Keep this clearance for border control
-You might be asked to present it to other officials when you arrive in Israel
Entry permits for foreign nationals
-Foreign nationals can enter Israel only if they have a special permit from the Population and Immigration Authority
-This certificate should be presented at the airport to airline officials before departure to Israel, and to the Population and Immigration Authority’s officials at the time of entry to Israel.
Entry to terminal allowed to ticketed travelers only
Companions or greeters will not be allowed to enter the terminal in Israel, save for the companions of minors or individuals with disabilities.
PCR test on arrival
-Upon your arrival in Israel, you will be required to take a PCR test. This test is in addition to the one that you took before departure to Israel, and it requires payment.
-This requirement applies to all travelers of all ages coming to Israel, including vaccinated and recovered travelers
On board the aircraft
-Wear a mask
Everyone six years of age and older must wear a mask on board the aircraft. Travelers required to enter isolation on arrival must wear a mask while they are at the airport and during travel to the isolation accommodation
-For the sake of your health, stay away from people who do not live with you
All arrivals must register in advance here: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/[email protected]
Masks are again mandatory indoors and people have been asked to stop shaking hands or hugging people not in their immediate family.
New restrictions have come into place this week:
Stores and malls are required to limit capacity to one person per seven meters squared.
The number of participants at events is limited to 1,000 people in enclosed spaces and 5,000 at outdoor events without assigned seating.
At events in private homes, where proof of immunity won’t be required, the attendance limit will be set at 50 in enclosed spaces and at 100 in open ones.
There will be no limit on crowd sizes at events with assigned seating, but these events will also require proof of immunity.
Restrictions now apply to every person 3-years-old and up (previously the age limit was 12).
The Green Pass requirements in Israel apply to all events that take place in closed spaces, even if they also take place outdoors in part or if the venue has an outdoor space.
Businesses, cultural and sport venues, tourist attractions and family celebrations no longer face COVID-19 restrictions.
The need for unvaccinated people to get tested is lifted.
Restaurants and bars and cafés can open without restriction.
Wearing a mask indoors is still mandatory.
Travel restrictions will remain in place for the time being.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co