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When Should I Take a COVID-19 Test

When Should I Take a COVID-19 Test

Today there is no obligation to take a COVID test. At the same time, there are cases in which it is recommended to test:

  1. When feeling sick within 10 days after arriving in Israel
    It is recommended to contact your HMO and take a COVID test, or test at a testing station, or by a remote authorized antigen home test.
  2. If symptoms appear at those aged 60 and older or those in at-risk groups
    In such a case, it is recommended to take a PCR test, or an authorized test, or a remote authorized antigen home test (for a fee), so you can receive medical treatment if needed.

The cases in which such a test should be done:

  • If you have symptoms that may correspond to COVID: fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher, coughing, or difficulty breathing.
  • If you receive a borderline-positive PCR test result: It is recommended to take an additional authorized test within 24 to 72 hours after the first test.

Further information on test types

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