International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Travelers are required to provide proof of valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Israeli citizens and residents.
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Mandatory

Mandatory entry form before arrival

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International travelers are required to have an electronic approval obtained 24 hours before departure.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel authorization form before arrival

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Foreign travelers are required to have an electronic approval obtained 10-21 days before departure. Travelers with a valid stay permit are required to complete a separate form.

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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival

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Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

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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. 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.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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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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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers are required to wear masks in all indoor public places.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 7.
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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
618.85
Increased by-289.28
at 9/26/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
5.10%
Increased by-0.70%
at 9/23/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
69.30%
Increased by0.26%
at 9/26/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,091,332
Increased by22,578
at 9/26/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.98
Increased by-0.04
at 9/21/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Israel's localities have been organized into color-coded tiers in order to categorize restrictions. A full breakdown of the current reopening phases across the country can be found at https://corona.health.gov...
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9/25/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in enclosed environments, on public transportation, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is partially operational with limits to capacity in place. When possible, tickets should be bought and validated in advance as they will not be issued by the driver.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for entry.

Bars

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

Nightclubs

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

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses remain closed in high-risk zones.

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