Following the current surge of COVID-19, guidance for international travelers changes with global and domestic infection rates
Entry to IsraelIsraeli citizens may be granted entry to Israel even if unvaccinated or non-infected.
Leaving IsraelIsraeli citizens and residents are banned from leaving Israel to a country on the red list
Isolation for Non Israeli Confirmed COVID-19 CasesWhat cases must go into isolation and for how long? Information on isolation upon arrival in Israel
Entry to Israel
Please note: Anyone returning from abroad (at any age) who does not feel well during the first 10 days after returning to Israel – will be asked to undergo a PCR test. In contrast to antigen testing, PCR allows detection of new variants brought into Israel from overseas.
Who will be able to take the test?
Those who present the following documents:
- Flight ticket
- Cruise ticket
- Confirmation of payment of Israel departure fees (by land border crossing) within the past 20 days
For people over 30 years of age, PCR tests don't require the presentation of these documents.
Where can the test be performed?
The Home Front Command testing compounds or the HMOs.
Map of COVID0-19 testing centers >
Tests are free of charge.
Before entering Israel
- As of today, it is not required to present a certificate of recovery or vaccination, and it is not required to take a COVID test upon entry to Israel. However, these guidelines are in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health in Israel - and you should also check with the airline or cruise line you are using.
- If you were confirmed with COVID-19 and have not yet recovered according to the Israeli protocol and the protocol of your destination country – you should not board the flight or the cruise.
- Fill out the entry form to Israel during the 10 days prior your flight to Israel, your cruise to Israel or before land border crossing to Israel:
• Fill out your personal information and details of those traveling with you, as well as information about the countries you visited the week before your flight to Israel, or before entering Israel at a maritime or land border crossing.
• You must present the confirmation of filling out the form before your flight to Israel, or before departing a cruise to Israel, or before land border crossing to Israel.
Both a digital and a physical copy can be presented.
The confirmation must be kept until after the crossing in the border control in Israel, as it should be available for inspection if necessary.
- In addition to filling out Israel’s entry form, non-Israelis must follow the Population and Immigration Authority’s general entry rules for Israel.
Detailed instructions on entering Israel for non-Israelis from the population and Immigration Authority website >
- See the Population and Immigration Authority website for details on the health insurance needed to enter Israel.
- If a non-Israeli is confirmed with COVID-19 during their stay in Israel, they must adhere to the isolation guidance for non-Israelis.
Currently there is no legal requirement of isolation after entering Israel.