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Travel restrictions related to COVID-19: Israel – Kiwi.com

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19: Israel - Kiwi.com

This article was written on March 8, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we strongly recommend that you check the latest travel requirements before booking a trip as covid regulations are constantly being updated.

Can I enter Israel?

Since January 2022, Israel is open to travelers from all over the world. Nevertheless, several COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

When you go to Israel, the first thing to do is fill out a Registration Declaration Form and one Special entry permit before leaving for Israel.

Can I enter Israel if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Israel if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination program.

As of January 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Israel:

  • Pfizer (within six months of receiving the 2nd or 3rd injection)
  • Sputnik V
  • Modern
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Sinovak
  • Sinopharm
  • Johnson & Johnson

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, please present the following two documents:

  • A print Entry declaration form with attached vaccination certificate
  • A negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test dated less than 24 hours prior to departure for Israel

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Can I enter Israel if I am not vaccinated?

You can enter Israel if you are not vaccinated. However, entry requirements for unvaccinated visitors are slightly stricter.

Travel documents if I am not vaccinated

If you are not vaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test dated less than 24 hours prior to departure for Israel
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 that is less than 180 days old

Who cannot enter Israel?

Travelers from “red” countries cannot enter Israel for tourism. As of January 6, 2022, no country is on the “red” list.

Can I leave Israel?

Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Israel and travel to any country. Please check the requirements of your destination country in advance to ensure you are eligible to travel.

Before leaving Israel, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure from Israel (if your test is positive, you are not permitted to travel)
  • One completed Exit declaration

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A document confirming the vaccination status

Also, please verify the need for the presence of a negative covid test in your destination country. Several countries, such as the United States, require testing anyway.

Travel documents if I am not vaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (relevant period and type of test may vary, please check destination country requirements)

Current situation of COVID-19 in Israel

As of January 2022, over 70% of the total Israeli population has been fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 situation in Israel is relatively safe now.

FAQs

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Is it safe to travel to Israel right now?

International travel to Israel is now safe. Israel’s COVID-19 restrictions are fundamental:

  • Wear masks indoors
  • Most establishments (bars, cafes, etc.) require proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result

Is Jerusalem open for travel now?

Jerusalem is now open for travel. It is possible to visit the main attractions of the city without strict restrictions.

Should I self-quarantine if I go to Israel?

If you are fully vaccinated/vaccinated and recovered from COVID-19, you must:

  • Take a PCR test on the first day of your arrival
  • Self-isolate for 24 hours until result is received

If you are not vaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19, you should:

  • Take a PCR test on the first day of your arrival
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Take a PCR test on day 7
  • Complete self-isolation if a day 7 test result is negative

How do I get a health pass to travel to Israel?

After completing a Registration Declaration Form and by uploading your documents, you will have your Green Pass for use in Israel generated.

What are the most popular flights to Israel?

Here are the top five flights to Israel:

What is the largest international airport in Israel?

Israel’s largest international airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

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