Travel Restrictions Entering Israel from Afghanistan

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Afghanistan to Israel.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
10,968.16
Decreased by7,846.38
at 1/25/2022
Vaccinated
71.97%
Increased by0.07%
at 1/25/2022
Return Status
RESTRICTED

Travel is restricted

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Travelers with proof of vaccination recognized by the Israeli government are allowed to enter.

Start Date
1/7/2022
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Israeli airports in order to travel on to other destinations.

Start Date
4/5/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from the country of origin or an antigen test taken a maximum of 24 hours before departure to Israel. Home test kits are not accepted.

A negative COVID-19 test result must be presented in English along with the traveler's passport number.

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This requirement is different for:

  • Travelers who were abroad for less than 72 hours;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 will be permitted to travel if they have a positive test result no less than 11 days and up to 3 months before their flight;
  • Travelers unable to take a test because of humanitarian grounds, or special personal needs, or if it is physically impossible to gain access to PCR testing in the location they are flying from, may apply to the Exceptions Committee.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory entry statement form

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Description

Travelers are required to have an electronic approval obtained 48 hours before departure to Israel.

Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers are required to have a valid vaccination certificate showing they received the full course of vaccination recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), before traveling.

Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Bharat Biotech, the Serum Institute of India, and Johnson and Johnson are all approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Travelers must have received the second dose of a two dose-vaccine, or one dose of Janssen's at least 14 days before arrival in Israel (but no more than 180 days upon leaving Israel).

Travelers vaccinated with a booster dose must have received their vaccination 14 days or more before arrival in Israel.

Travelers who are vaccinated with Sputnik-V are subject to a positive serology test result in Israel, and it must have passed 14 days or more since their second vaccine before arrival in Israel (but no more than 180 days upon leaving Israel).

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Those with an approved digital certificate may upload their certificate to the entry form to receive their "Green Pass". Travelers without a digital certificate may declare their vaccination status in the entry form and attach relevant documents before receiving their "Green Pass".

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In Transit

Possible

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results may be required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers in transit through Israel are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. If the time between the first flight and the flight that arrives in Israel is more than 24 hours, travelers must take the test a maximum of 72 hours before boarding the flight that arrives in Israel.

A negative COVID-19 test result must be presented in English along with the traveler's passport number.

More Details

This requirement is different for:

  • Travelers who were abroad for less than 72 hours;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 will be permitted to travel if they have a positive test result no less than 11 days and up to 3 months before their flight;
  • Travelers unable to take a test because of humanitarian grounds, or special personal needs, or if it is physically impossible to gain access to PCR testing in the location they are flying from, may apply to the Exceptions Committee.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Start Date
Changed

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

All travelers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. Travelers must pay for COVID-19 PCR tests required for entry to Israel either on arrival in Israel or before travel.

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Travelers who have been vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine will also take a serologic test at the airport.

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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Travelers with a valid vaccination or recovery certificate are required to quarantine for 24 hours or until they receive the negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test taken on arrival in Israel.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks in public places, on flights, and public transportation.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Israel.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
10,968.16
Decreased by7,846.38
at 1/25/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
15.34%
Decreased by4.78%
at 1/22/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
71.97%
Increased by0.07%
at 1/25/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,687,114
Increased by6,594
at 1/25/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.04
Increased by-0.28
at 1/23/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Israel's localities have been organized into color-coded tiers in order to categorize restrictions. A 'Green Pass' as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access facilities and establishments or to attend events. We recommend checking which guidance applies to the locality you are visiting at https://corona.health.gov...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in indoor public places, enclosed environments, and on public transportation. Restrictions may vary per locality, we recommend carrying a face mask with you at all times.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for indoor dining.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for indoor dining.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for entry.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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