Ben Gurion International Airport is open since March 7.  With over 4.9 million Israelis fully vaccinated, the number of daily coronavirus cases has gone down by 97 percent.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak easing, health officials have warned that international travel could introduce dangerous new virus variants, and as a result, there are still restrictions upon entry of foreign nationals to Israel.

Important: The information below is being updated on a daily basis at Kan-Tor & Acco COVID 19 post. Click here for the recent update.

The following are the most current COVID - 19 travel advice for foreign nationals:

Flight Arrangements:

  • Any foreign national seeking entry to Israel will have to provide a copy of medical health insurance, valid in Israel, that specifically includes coverage for COVID - 19.
  • Before the flight to Israel: Any person arriving will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Upon Entry to Israel: All incoming passengers must comply with COVID-19 testing requirements including those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the virus

Entry Permit is required for any foreign national seeking travel to Israel: 

  • New Foreign experts’ entry for work: Following the recommendation of the relevant Ministry (Transportation, Energy, Health, Economy, etc.) and the issuance of the work permit, there is still a need to obtain an entry permit for the foreign expert from the Ministry of Interior (local office or work permit unit: depending on the type of visa).
  • Re-entry to Israel: Regardless of the need to have a multiple entry visa, all foreign experts need to obtain an entry permit before each entry to Israel, even if they hold a multiple entry visa. KTA can be prepared & submit the application before departure from Israel at the Ministry of Interior.
  • Business trips to Israel: Applications must be submitted in Israel to the Ministry of Economics. Upon approval that the travel is of extreme necessity, a subsequent application must be submitted to the Ministry of Interior.
  • Inbound Group Tourism: A limited number of vaccinated tourists will be allowed to enter Israel in organized groups starting May 23, 2021.
  • Individual Tourists: Currently not permitted. It is expected to be allowed in at a later stage.

Isolation Requirements, and how to shorten the Isolation for only 3 days from entry into Israel:

  • Those who already got vaccination in Israel: A COVID –19 test is required upon entering Israel, however, if the test is negative, isolation will not be required.
  • Those who were not vaccinated (including children living in Israel that cannot be vaccinated yet): A COVID –19 test upon entering Israel is required, as well as home isolation. Plans are being put in place to require a deposit be made on a “tracking kit” (such as an electronic bracelet or SMS digital phone tracking software), to ensure that people isolate themselves at home. If no consent is given to the tracking kit, the person will be required to be isolated in a state-run isolation facility.
  • Those who Vaccinated abroad: A COVID –19 test upon entering Israel is required, as well as home isolation. Upon receipt of a “Negative” COVID – 19 check at the airport, the individual can perform a serological test. The serological test can be made at the isolation place or the private authorized clinic. Upon receiving confirmation of immunity, the individual can apply for a waiver from isolation from the Ministry of Health.

The isolation is required for 14 days from arrival. The isolation period may be reduced to 10 days by showing negative results on two COVID-19 tests. The first test should be taken as soon as possible after arrival, and the second test on the 9th day.

Departure from Israel 

Foreign nationals: No restrictions on departures.

 Important Disclaimer:

The information contained in this post is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this site without seeking legal or other professional advice.
The information is gathered from various public media sources at the courtesy of KTA to its own clients and website visitors. Due to the rapid, sometimes daily changes in policy, we urge any traveler to get updated at the official government websites prior to planning or taking any international travel to or from Israel.

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