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

Entry by Land & Sea

Before traveling to Israel

At the border crossing to Israel

Those vaccinated or recovered abroad

Isolation

Before traveling to Israel

Guidance for arriving travelers

1. Take a PCR test in the 72 hours before arrival in Israel or a rapid (antigen) test in the 24 hours before arrival in Israel as administered by professional samplers (not by home test kits).

You must present an official document attesting that the test result is negative. Tests of any other kind will not be acceptable.

 The following are exempt from the pre-arrival PCR test or the rapid test before arrival:

  • Those who stayed outside Israeli territories for less than 72 hours.
  • Those who recovered from COVID-19 and present before arrival a positive result on a PCR test taken before less than 3 months, on the condition that at least 8 days passed from the date of the test.

Humanitarian cases or if access to testing is limited: you can petition the Exceptions Committee to be permitted to enter Israel without a PCR test

2. Fill out the entry statement form in the 48 hours before arrival in Israel and as early as possible.

You must fill out your personal information and details of those traveling with you, a health statement, information on vaccines administered or recovery and isolation accommodation.

Upon completing the form, you will receive a link to prepayment for the PCR test that you will take upon arrival in Israel, in addition to the test taken before arrival in Israel.

You may also make a prepayment on the website of Sheba Target Company or in the border crossing itself.

At the border crossing to Israel

1. Upon arrival in Israel, confirmation attesting to the completion of the entry statement form.

You can present a digital copy of the confirmation. You are not required to print it.

Additionally, present one of the following documents:

  • Negative result on a PCR test taken in the 72 hours before arrival in Israel.
  • Negative result on a rapid test taken in the 24 hours before arrival in Israel by professional samplers (not by home test kits).
  • Positive result on a PCR test that you took in the 3 months before arrival in Israel, on the condition that at least 8 days have passed since the date of the test.
  • Clearance by the Exceptions Committee for arrival in Israel without a PCR test.

2. You are required to take a PCR test at the border crossing. This test is in addition to the paid test taken before arrival in Israel and is mandatory, no exemptions.

Border crossings where PCR tests are administered are Allenby Bridge, Taba, the Jordan River and Rabin.

Persons vaccinated or recovered abroad

Information for israeli citizens who were vaccinated or recovered abroad
Information for foreign nationals who were vaccinated or recovered abroad

Isolation

Full information on isolation upon arrival in Israel from abroad

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