Travel Restrictions Entering Israel from Ukraine for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Israel from Ukraine for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Information for refugees from Ukraine

Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
228.59
Decreased by2.86
at 5/18/2022
Vaccinated
72.21%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/18/2022
Return Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Ukraine to Israel.

View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers

Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Information for refugees from Ukraine

Description

Travelers from Ukraine are allowed to enter Israel.

Travelers arriving from Ukraine presenting appropriate documentation are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirement.

Check the source for more details.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Israeli airports in order to travel to other destinations. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements for your specific destination before traveling.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving from Ukraine directly, or through a third country, are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Israel.

Travelers are still required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.

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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 for Israel

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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, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax are all approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Travelers must have received the second dose of a 2 dose-vaccine or one dose of Janssen's at least 14 days before arrival in Israel (and no more than 180 days on the day of leaving for Israel).

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

Travelers vaccinated with Sputnik-V or Sputnik-Light (given as a booster dose) are subject to a positive serology test result in 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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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers must have medical travel insurance, with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling to Israel.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Israeli citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents with A/1 to A/5 visas and a B/1 visa, who receive medical insurance through their employer;
  • Travelers arriving from Ukraine (directly or with a transit flight) during the war.
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For 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 PCR test result. If the time between the first flight and the flight that departs in Israel is more than 24 hours, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival 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 8 days and up to 180 days 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 Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Arrival
  • A Rapid Test Up To 24 hours Before Arrival
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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 or before travel after filling out the entry statement form.

Please see the source for more details on payment methods.

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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 required

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All travelers 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.

Different requirements apply to travelers who receive a positive test result from the on arrival test. Please see the source for more details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers with a valid recovery certificate, recognized in Israel, not older than 60 days.
Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory at the airports

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks at the airport or border crossing or during flights. In indoor settings, wearing masks is not mandatory.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 7.
  • Travelers with a valid recovery certificate, recognized in Israel, not older than 60 days are exempt from wearing masks at airports or border crossings.
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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
228.59
Decreased by2.86
at 5/18/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.40%
Decreased by0.10%
at 5/16/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
72.21%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/18/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,708,659
Increased by412
at 5/18/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.89
Decreased by0.03
at 5/16/2022

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 reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. A Green Pass may be required for indoor dining.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. A Green Pass may be required for indoor dining.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. A Green Pass 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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