Following the current surge of COVID-19, guidance for international travelers changes with global and domestic infection rates

Leaving by Air

Travel from Israel to a country on the red list is forbidden for Israel citizens and for permanent residents of Israel.

Before leaving Israel

1. Check the policy of your destination

It is your responsibility to check the requirements of your destination and the the entry policy of foreign nationals; for instance, if you must fill out forms, get tested, to quarantine upon arrival etc.

List of countries that recognize Israeli COVID certificates

2. Take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure from Israel

Only if your received a negative result on the test you will be allowed to board the flight.

Test results must be written in English and include the traveler's passport number. Rapid tests or tests of any other type are not accepted.

The PCR test must be taken by one of the hospitals that are approved for private coronavirus testing or in another facility approved for pre-flight testing.

The following are exempt from the pre-flight PCR test:

  • Those who stayed in Israel less than 72 hours (from the time of arrival in Israel to the time of departure)
  • Holders of a valid Green Pass issued by the Ministry of Health based on vaccination or recovery status, you can present it before the flight instead of PCR test result.

    Note: This exemption only applies to the Ministry of Health's guidance. If the destination country requires you to present a negative PCR test result before the flight – you must take the test according to the requirements determined by the destination country.

3. Within 24 hours before leaving Israel, you must fill out an exit statement form

  • You are required to fill out your personal details and the details of your travel companions, and state that you do not intend to visit a country on the red list, unless you may do so according to the guidance or have permission from the Exceptions Committee.
  • All Israeli citizens and residents 16 years of age and older are required to fill out the form.

4. You should make sure that you are allowed to travel

  • If you do not know whether you are a confirmed case, or if you must stay in isolation, or whether you are prevented from leaving Israel, you should check the website of the Immigration and Population Authority.
  • Those revealed to be confirmed COVID-19 or individuals who are required to stay in isolation at the time of arrival at the airport will not be allowed to board the flight and will be punished according to the law.

Before boarding the flight, present airline with:

  1. A confirmation of completion of the exit statement form.
  2. If you stayed in Israel for more than 72 hours – one of the following documents:
    • A Negative result on a PCR test taken within 72 hours before boarding
    • A valid green pass issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health on the basis of vaccination or recovery

Note: Arrival in the terminal halls is restricted for travelers only. Companions will not be allowed to enter the terminal, save for the caregivers of minors or of persons with disabilities.

During flight

You must wear a mask over your nose and mouth (required from anyone aged 7 years and older) and follow the distancing and personal hygiene practices.

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