Covid info

UPDATE  02/21/2022

Under the new guidelines, set to come into effect on March 1, 2022, tourists of all ages, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be allowed to enter Israel, as long as they submit a negative PCR before boarding and take another PCR after landing.

Kindly note that it must be a PCR test and not the Antigen test!.

A tourist must continue to fill up the Entry Form as it was before.

If they are asked about group code they should ignore it, just leave it empty…

  1. Before boarding the flight to Israel you will have to do a PCR test 72 hrs before your flight.
  2. 24-32 hrs before the flight you have to fill out your Entry Form at the following link:

Entry Statement Form | Ministry of Health (www.gov.il)

  1. It is highly recommended to register and pay for the PCR test upon arrival at the following link:

Test & Go: Covid-19 testing service at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel (femi.com)

*Note that this is the official company that conducts the tests upon landing inside the arrival Terminal (Femi).

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Vaccination/Recovered Requirements

Two doses (or one dose in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine)

At least 14 days have passed since the date of the second vaccination at the date of arrival in Israel (but no more than 180 days at the date of departure from Israel)

OR

Vaccinated with the booster dose and 14 days or more have passed since the vaccination date at the day of arrival in Israel.

Approved Vaccine for entry into Israel:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • AstraZeneca
  • Sinovac and Sinopharm
  • The Serum Institute of India
  • Sputnik – v

Recovered requirements

Recovered people can enter Israel, provided they carry a digital certificate of recovery that can be digitally verified by the Israeli Ministry of Health, based on a positive result in a NAAT test (PCR and similar molecular tests):

  • Individuals who arrive in Israel 11 days or more after their NAAT test (but no more than 190 days on the date of their departure from Israel).
  • Individuals who, in addition to their recovery, have also been vaccinated with at least one dose of the WHO-approved vaccines.

 

Required details upon entry to Israel

 

At the airport in the country of origin –

  • A certificate of vaccination
  • A digital certificate of recovery that can be digitally verified by the Israeli Ministry of Health
  • Fill the entry statement form within the 48 hours prior to departure to Israel

At border control in Israel

  • You must produce your negative PCR test results, taken 72-hours or less before your flight to Israel.
  • *Exemptions: Those away from Israel for less than 72 hours. Those recovered and can show a positive result in a PCR test taken in the past 3 months and no less than 11 days before the date of entry to Israel.
  • Confirmation attesting to the completion of the declaration form for travelers arriving in Israel – https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/

PCR test and short self- isolation

When you arrive in Israel, you will be required to take a Corona PCR test at the laboratory based at Ben Gurion Airport. After performing the test, you must wait in isolation (this can be done at your hotel or listed address) until you receive your negative results or 24-hours pass – whichever comes first.

Departure Restrictions:

Effective Feb. 8 , 2022 – It will no longer be required to present a negative result on a PCR test before leaving Israel. However, it is your responsibility to check official information websites of your destination and see its policies with regard to pre-arrival COVID tests, arrival statement forms, documentation of vaccination or recovery status (COVID certificate) and isolation requirements.

 

Before leaving Israel

Check the policy of your destination

The PCR test must be taken by one of the hospitals that are approved for private coronavirus testing or in another facility approved for pre-flight testing.

Those revealed to be confirmed COVID-19 or individuals who are required to stay in isolation at the time of arrival at the airport will not be allowed to board the flight and will be punished according to the law.

Further information – Ministry of Health site – https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/arriving-foreign-nationals/

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