Travelling to Israel

Travelling to Israel

Conditions for the arrival of foreign nationals to Israel

Travelers must have been vaccinated (with at least two shots in most cases) or recovered from the virus within the last 180 days. Vaccination must take place at least 14 days before departure.

Vaccines recognized are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovak, Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson (single shot), Covishield, and Sputnik V (must get a serological test in Israel). Travelers must present a vaccination certificate.

Currently Israel only recognizes recovery certificates from the European Union, based on a positive NAAT test. Recovered, non-vaccinated individuals from other countries can not enter at this time.

Travelers must present a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours of their flight. They must also submit an online entry form.

A second PCR test will be administered at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival. Travelers must proceed to quarantine until a negative result is received or until 24 hours have elapsed, whichever comes first.


Foreign nationals who arrive in Israel despite not meeting the requirements will not be allowed to enter Israel and will be returned to their country of origin.

Foreign nationals who are confirmed as COVID-19 patients during their stay in Israel will be transported by ambulance to a managed isolation facility for their recovery period and will pay the expenses of the ambulance transport, stay in the managed isolation facility and medical care.

Foreign nationals who will try to present a forged document or who will be confirmed as COVID-19 patients and will refuse to be transported to a managed isolation facility or who violate the terms of their isolation will be denied entry to Israel for a period of 5 years.

Foreign nationals who are not confirmed COVID-19 patients and who violate the conditions of their isolation will be denied entry to Israel for 3 years.

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