International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

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

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
27.63
Increased by-21.60
at 11/27/2021
Vaccinated
67.88%
Increased by0.45%
at 11/27/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Travelers are not allowed to enter Israel.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Israeli citizens;
  • Travelers with a special entry permit from the Exceptions Committee.

Please check the source for more details.

Start Date
11/28/2021
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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 from the country of origin.

If the trip to Israel includes a transit, and the time between the first flight and the flight that arrives in Israel is more than 24 hours, travelers must take the test within 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.

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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
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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers entering Israel who do not have a 'Green Pass' 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 statement form

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

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Mandatory

Mandatory special entry permit

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Non-Israeli citizens are not allowed to enter Israel, unless they have a special entry permit from the Exceptions Committee.

Foreign travelers must complete the online petition form for the Exceptions Committee and receive authorization prior to travel.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Travelers are required to have a valid vaccination certificate showing they received the full course of vaccination in Israel, before traveling. This will be proven with a "Green Pass."

Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, are all approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Effective December 1st, 2021, Sputnik-V will also be recognized.

Travelers vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, or Sinopharm must have received 2 vaccine shots, 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).

Travelers vaccinated with Janssen's vaccine must have received their vaccination 14 days or more 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, and who are subject to a positive serology test result in Israel (will remain in isolation until a positive result is obtained), must have received 2 vaccine shots, 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).

Travelers 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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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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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Travelers with a valid vaccination or recovery certificate are required to quarantine until they receive the result of the COVID-19 PCR test taken on day 3 after arrival in Israel.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
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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 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
27.63
Increased by-21.60
at 11/27/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.40%
Increased by-0.20%
at 11/26/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
67.88%
Increased by0.45%
at 11/27/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,306,501
Increased by41,245
at 11/27/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.04
Decreased by0.15
at 11/25/2021

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. A full breakdown of the current reopening phases across the country can be found at https://corona.health.gov...
Checked
11/28/2021

Use of mask

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Required
Severity
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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

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Operating
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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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 indoor dining.

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 indoor dining.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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

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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.

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