Israel (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Tourists from US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong can visit Israel if fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19. They must travel with a travel group.
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.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 01.07.2021
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;
– passengers with an A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B3 or B4 visa arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA. They must not have been in or transited through Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russian Fed. or South Africa in the past 14 days.
2. Passengers must 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 . They will receive an electronic approval from the Ministry of Health.
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 a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to 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 a 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/ypvvex9p
8. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
9. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://www.gov.il/en/departments/air-travel-covid19-israel

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Residents and citizens of Israel are now allowed to enter the country.

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

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

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.

Tourists from US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong can visit Israel if fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19. They must travel with a travel group.

Israel plans to expand entry permissions in the coming months with the aim to welcome individual tourists in July.

Foreign nationals will be permitted entry in exceptional cases only (https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020). Foreign nationals must obtain a preliminary approval from the Population and Immigration Authority or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

Lockdown Details

Fully reopened.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/israel/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co