COVID-19 travel restrictions: Israel

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Israel

Travel restrictions

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This article was published on March 8, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Israel?

As of January 2022, Israel is open to travelers from all over the world. Nevertheless, several COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

When going to Israel, the first thing you have to do is fill out an Entry Statement Form and a Special Entry Permit before departure for Israel. 

Can I enter Israel if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Israel if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of January 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Israel:

  • Pfizer (within six months after receiving the 2nd or 3rd shot)
  • Sputnik V
  • Moderna
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Sinovak
  • Sinopharm
  • Johnson & Johnson

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

If you are fully vaccinated, please present both of the following documents:

  • A printed Entry Statement Form with a vaccination certificate attached
  • A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure to Israel
  • Health insurance with coverage for treatment of COVID-19

In addition, all travelers, except for recently recovered, have to take a rapid test upon arrival in Israel and go straight to the place of their staying to self-isolate for up to 24 hours until they receive a negative result (normally, they are received within 6-12 hours). From mid-April, quick tests will be available with results provided within four hours.

Ramon crater valley, Israel — ShutterstockHikers in the Ramon Crater valley — Shutterstock

Can I enter Israel if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Israel if you are unvaccinated. However, entry requirements for unvaccinated visitors are slightly tighter.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

If you are unvaccinated, please present one the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure to Israel
  • A proof of recovery from COVID-19 that is between 11 and 180 days old
  • Health insurance with coverage for treatment of COVID-19

In addition, all travelers, except for recently recovered, have to take a rapid test upon arrival in Israel and go straight to the place of their staying to self-isolate for up to 24 hours until they receive a negative result (normally, they are received within 6-12 hours). From mid-April, quick tests will be available with results provided within four hours.

Who cannot enter Israel?

Travelers from “red” countries can not enter Israel for tourism. As of January 6, 2022, there are no countries on the “red” list.

Can I leave Israel?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Israel and travel to any country. Please check the requirements of your destination country in advance to make sure you are allowed to travel. 

Please note that those who arrive to Israel by air no longer need to fill in an Exit Statement as of April 2022.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check the necessity of the covid negative test presence in your destination country. Several countries, such as the US, require tests anyway.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Israel currently

As of January 2022, more than 70% of the total Israeli population has been fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 situation in Israel is relatively safe now. 

FAQs 

A man preparing packing for a tripMake sure you have your proof of vaccination before leaving for Israel — Shutterstock

Is it safe to travel to Israel right now?

International travel to Israel is safe now. Israeli COVID-19-related restrictions are basic:

  • Wearing masks indoors
  • Most establishments (bars, cafes, etc.) require proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result 

Is Jerusalem open for travel now?

Jerusalem is open for travel now. It is possible to visit the city’s main attractions without strict restrictions.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Israel?

As of April 2022, only travelers that have recently recovered from COVID-19 (no more than 90 days ago) are fully exempt from quarantine.

All other travelers have to self-isolate for up to 24 hours until they receive the result of their arrival test.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Israel?

After completing an Entry Statement Form and uploading your documents, you will have your Green Pass to use in Israel generated.

What are the most popular flights to Israel?

Here are the top five flights flying to Israel:

What is the biggest international airport in Israel?

The biggest international airport in Israel is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

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