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

Entry to Israel

Latest Updates

  • Non-Israelis who have been in China during the 7 days prior to departure to Israel, will be required to present to the airline before boarding, a negative PCR test result performed up to 72 hours before the flight.
    This is valid even if the departure to Israel is from another country.
    This does not apply to a permanent or temporary resident of Israel (visa A5); a spouse or minor child of an Israeli citizen or permanent resident; and a non-Israeli flying on a connecting flight through China, provided that they do not leave the terminal and that the connection lasted less than 12 hours.
    Instructions on the Population and Immigration Authority website >

  • Due to the COVID-19 situation in China, we recommend that all those entering Israel perform a PCR test. The test can be done free of charge at Ben Gurion Airport, between 7:00-21:00 every day on the ground floor (G), in the walkway  to "Hapardes" parking lot (after exiting Gate 03).

  • Anyone (of any age) who feels sick within 10 days after arriving in Israel is recommended to take a PCR test. PCR tests, as opposed to antigen tests, can detect newly imported variants to Israel.

    Who can take the test?
    Those who present one of the following documents:
    a flight ticket or cruise ticket from the last 10 days, or confirmation of payment of an exit fee from the Israeli land border crossing from the last 20 days.
    Those aged 30 and above can take a PCR test without presenting one of these documents.

    Where can you get tested?
    The test can be taken free of charge at HMO clinics. It is also possible to test at Ben Gurion Airport after landing, on the ground floor (G) in the walkway to "Hapardes" parking lot (after exiting Gate 03).
    Map of COVID-19 testing centers >

Before entering Israel

  • If you are positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered in accordance with the Israeli protocol and the protocol of your origin country – do not board a plane or a ship to Israel.
  • Currently there is no need to fill out the Israel Entry Form, and there is no need to present a recovery or vaccination certificate in order to enter Israel. However, these are the standards set by the Israeli Ministry of Health, you should also check the instructions of the relevant airline or cruise line.
  • Non-Israelis who have been in China during the 7 days prior to departure to Israel, will be required to present to the airline before boarding, a negative PCR test result performed up to 72 hours before the flight.
    This is valid even if the departure to Israel is from another country.
    This does not apply to a permanent or temporary resident of Israel (visa A5); a spouse or minor child of an Israeli citizen or permanent resident; and a non-Israeli flying on a connecting flight through China, provided that they do not leave the terminal and that the connection lasted less than 12 hours.

    Instructions on the Population and Immigration Authority website >

Additional Guidelines for Non-Israeli Citizens

Please note: non-Israeli citizens who test positive for COVID-19 and refuse to go into isolation, or breach isolation guidelines may be denied entry to Israel for a certain time period, which will be set by the Population and Immigration Authority.

Isolation

Currently isolation upon entry to Israel is not mandated, except if you are a confirmed COVID case, or if you received individual instructions from the health system to isolate.

 

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