Covid entry procedures to Israel
last edited 21/1/2022

Below are all the necessary details for individual and group entry to Israel.  Please read carefully.  We are always available if you have any questions.

New UPDATE:

Land borders are open both ways.

The booster shot has no expiry date or timeline.  If you have a booster shot you can enter Israel.

Vaccinated Individuals and Groups

(2 shots less than 180 days old, 1 Johnson shot, or/and a booster shot)

 

 

Vaccine types that are a prerequisite for tourists entering Israel

 

A tourist who received a vaccination approved by the WHO (World Health Organization), in accordance with a protocol approved by the Ministry of Health and who meets the vaccination definition according to a recovery procedure:

 

  • A tourist who has been vaccinated with two Pfizer vaccines, and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).
     

  • A tourist who has been vaccinated with two Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).
     

  • A tourist who has been vaccinated with one Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).
     

  • A tourist who has received a Pfizer booster dose, and 14 days or more have passed since the date of entry to Israel.
     

  • A tourist who has received a Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac or Sinopharm booster dose and 14 days or more have passed on the date of entry to Israel.
     

  • As of 15.11.21, a tourist who has been vaccinated with two Sputnik vaccines and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).
     

  • As of 15.11.21, a tourist who has received a Sputnik booster dose and 14 days or more have passed on the date of entry to Israel.

A tourist who is recovered

 

 

  • A tourist who presents reference of a positive NAAT test result (molecular test e.g., PCR), which can be digitally verified in the Israeli Ministry of Health systems, and 11 days or more have passed since the test on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).
     

  • A tourist who presents reference of a positive NAAT test result (molecular test e.g., PCR), which can be digitally verified in the Israeli Ministry of Health systems and has received at least one dose of the vaccines approved by the WHO (irrelevant to the time and order of events).
     

  • The point above does not apply to US passport holders.  Recovered Americans can only enter after showing proof of valid full vaccination.
     

  • A tourist received a negative PCR test result Performed up to 72 hours prior to the flight to Israel.
     

  • A tourist filled out a passenger declaration entry form for entrance into Israel.
     

  • A tourist did not stay in a ‘Red’ defined country during the 14 days prior to the date of entry to Israel.
     

  • A tourist enters Israel via Ben Gurion Airport.
     

  • There is no other impediment stated for entering Israel.
     

  • A tourist who does not meet the aforesaid conditions shall not be permitted to enter Israel, even under full isolation conditions.
     

 

Mandatory regulations for tourists visiting Israel

 

  • All tourists must depart Israel prior to the end of the 180th day after receipt of the last vaccination or recovery (unless we are talking about a booster shot then the 180 day limit does not apply).
     

  • According to the outline, every tourist entering the country is required to perform a PCR test on entering Israel and stay in isolation until receipt of a negative result of the PCR test performed upon entrance to Israel or for 24 hours (whichever is earlier). Isolation is permitted at a hotel.
     

  • A tourist who has received a Sputnik vaccination must undergo a serological examination upon entering Israel and must stay in isolation until a positive result is obtained.
     

  • A tourist who is verified with Covid-19 during their stay in Israel shall be transferred to a designated hotel, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, for the recovery period.
     

  • Please click on the link below for the latest information on entering Israel:

     

To add and summarize:

48 hours before the flight to Israel we must use the following link:

 

and fill the entry to Israel form.  This form will require you to scan the vaccination certificate of each individual passenger.  This is done by you individually for each passenger or you can ask the passengers to do it on their own.  You will within a few minutes receive an email with a green pass for each passenger separately.  If the passengers performed this procedures on their own they will receive the green passes to their email addresses.  You must check and see that this was done by all before going to the airport.  The airlines will not allow any passenger on the flight without the consent in the email received.

 

After filling the form you will be moved to a site where you (or the passengers performing this step on their own) can register the passengers and pre-pay for the PCR test at Ben Gurion Airport.  The cost in this case will be ILS 80 per passenger, around $26 at today's exchange rate.  If the payment is not made online the cost would be ILS 120 per passenger.  Registration must be done online prior to departure.

 

Upon arrival to Israel and completing the entry procedures and the PCR test at the airport the group then will be transferred to the hotel where they will quarantine until the PCR test result is out.  When that is out they can leave the hotel and do everything that an Israeli is permitted to do.

 

If the country you or the group is flying back to requires a PCR test for entry back to the country, we need to be informed so as to do the test for them before departure.  The cost will vary between 50 ILS to 120 ILS per passenger depending on the service we use.  These amounts will be paid directly by each individual passenger on the spot.

 

 

 

 

Individuals and Groups with invalid vaccinations (unvaccinated or Vaccine shots older than 180 days)
 

Unvaccinated individuals, meaning individuals who have not received and vaccine shot, cannot enter Israel.  In addition, and as per the latest Ministry of Health instructions, individuals whose second vaccine shot (first in case of Johnson and Johnson) or whose booster shot is older than 180 days prior to the date of departure from Israel CANNOT ENTER THE COUNTRY.

In The words of The Israel Ministry of Tourism
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