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Updated on 07 Feb 2022

Considering that the entry regulations in each country may change at any time, and that each destination has its own specific procedures, please confirm HERE what the entry requirements are and the procedures due to COVID-19.  Always confirm the information with official government agencies.

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the passenger to comply with all government policies and entry requirements and failure to comply may result in denied boarding for the flight or entry to the destination.

ENTRY STATMENT FORM
All passengers must fill out the Entry Statement Form within the 48 hours prior to departure to Israel, (the earlier the better). The passenger will be required to fill out  personal details and the details of those traveling with the pasenger, a declaration of health, information about vaccination or recovery status and details of isolation. Read more details bellow in the section "ENTRY ALLOWANCE OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR"


On January 6, 2022 (4th Shvat 5782) the Israeli Government has decided to enable vaccinated foreigners to enter Israel.

ENTRY ALLOWANCE OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR

LISTS OF COUNTRIES BY COLOR

Each country is on a red, orange, or yellow list. The lists are updated and revised with infection rates. Search by country name or color to know what COVID-19 rules are to follow - HERE 

ENTRY ALLOWANCE

Non-Israeli citizens who arrive from countries on the orange or yellow lists will be allowed to enter Israel and short 24-hour isolation or until they test negative on a PCR test taken upon arrival in Israel (whichever is earlier), if they meet the requirements below:

  • If the passenger did not visit any countries on the red list within 14 days before arrival in Israel. 
  • If the passenger has been vaccinated with a WHO (World Health Organization) approved vaccine in accordance with the protocol set by Israel, or if  recovery has been confirmed in accordance with the protocol set by Israel, and shows a digital certificate recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Health – see details HERE
  • If there is no other hindrance for the passenger's arrival in Israel.

Non-Israeli citizens who will not meet these requirements will not be allowed to enter Israel, except those who received permission from the Population and Immigration Authority. File a request to the Exceptions Committee - HERE

Non-Israeli citizens who are considered vaccinated

  • Vaccinated with two vaccine doses (or a single dose in case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) and 14 days or more have passed since the date of the second dose on the day of arrival in Israel (and no more than 180 days on the day of leaving Israel). Not including the day of vaccination OR
  • Vaccinated with a booster dose and 14 days or more have passed since the date of the vaccination on the day of arrival in Israel. Not including the day of vaccination.
NOTE: Those vaccinated with the Sputnik-V or Sputnik-Light (administered as a booster dose) vaccines will be recognized as vaccinated once they receive a positive result on a serologic test upon arrival in Israel. Effective 6.2.2022, it will be possible to upload to the entry statement form official documentation with a QR code from Invitro laboratory attesting to a positive result on a serologic test – and avoid the serologic test in Israel.

Vaccinated non-Israeli citizens whose vaccination status is recognized in Israel - Read more HERE

 

Non-Israeli citizens who are considered recovered

Non-Israeli citizens who will present a certificate of recovery that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health's systems in Israel, based on a positive result on a PCR test (or a NAAT-based equivalent), provided:

  • On the day of entry to Israel, at least 8 days have passed since the date of the test (but no more than 190 days on the day of leaving Israel). OR
  • They received at least one dose of the vaccines approved by the WHO (regardless of the sequence of events and the date of vaccination or recovery).

Non-Israeli citizens whose recovery status is recognized in Israel - Read more HERE

 

ENTRY STATMENT FORM

The passenger must fill out the entry statement form within the 48 hours prior to departure to Israel, the earlier the better.

  • Those who have a certificate of vaccination or recovery that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health's systems, will scan or upload their certificate to the form and will receive a Green Pass valid for six months from the date of last vaccination (or through 28.2.2022, whichever is later) before boarding the flight.
  • Those who do have a certificate that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health's systems, will declare their vaccination status in the form, attach the relevant documents to the form and will receive a month-long Green Pass before boarding the flight.
  • Recovered individuals who do not have a certificate that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health's systems will not be allowed to board the flight.

Upon completion of the form, passenger will receive a link in which may pay in advance for the PCR test that will be required to take upon arrival in Israel, in addition to the pre-flight test. The test's cost in advance payment is 80 ILS.

 

NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - CERTIFICATES AND TESTS

PRE-FLIGHT

Passengers must take a PCR test in the 72 hours before the flight to Israel or a rapid (antigen) test in the 24 hours before the flight, administered by professional samplers (no home test kits). Passengers will be required to present an official document in English attesting to the negative result and specifying the traveler's passport number. Tests of any other type will not be accepted.

EXEMPTIONS from the pre-flight PCR testing requirement:

  • Those who stayed outside Israeli territories for less than 72 hours (from the moment of landing abroad to the moment of departure to Israel).
  • Those who recovered from COVID-19 and will present airline officials with a positive result on a PCR test that they took less than three months prior, on the condition that at least 8 days have passed since the date of the test.
NOTE - CONNECTING FLIGHTS: If the passengers itinerary includes a connecting flight to Israel and the layover time between the first flight and the flight landing in Israel is more than 24 hours, the passenger is required to take the PCR test in the 72 hours before the departure of the flight landing in Israel.

 

Before the flight, passengers are required to present the following documents to airline representatives:

  • A confirmation attesting to the completion of the arrival statement form. Pax can present a digital copy of this confirmation. It's not required to print it. Pax shall keep this confirmation  until after passing through border control in Israel.

If passengers stayed outside Israeli territories for more than 72 hours, are required to present one of the following documents:

  • Negative result on a PCR test taken in the 72 hours before the flight to Israel.
  • Negative result on a rapid (antigen) test taken in the 24 hours before the flight to Israel.
  • Positive result on a PCR test taken within 3 months before the flight, on the condition that at least 8 days have passed since the date of the test.
  • Clearance from the Exceptions Committee for arriving in Israel without taking a PCR test or a rapid test before the flight. Find the application - HERE

As well as one of the following documents

  • Certificate of vaccination, attesting to your vaccination in accordance with the required protocol in Israel.
  • Certificate of recovery that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health's systems.
  • Clearance for arrival in Israel from the Exceptions Committee.
Note: Passengers are also required to present all of these certificates and documents to relevant authorities upon arrival in Israel.

 

AT THE AIRPORT IN ISRAEL

Upon arrival in Israel, passengers must take a PCR test, in addition to the one thatthey took before the flight. This guidance applies to all travelers of all ages arriving in Israel, including those vaccinated and recovered.

Test costs:

  • 115 ILS – for those paying in cash at the airport
  • 100 ILS – for those paying by credit card at the airport
  • 80 ILS – for those paying in advance HERE

Refund policy: In case the flight has been cancelled after pax has already paid, or pax's PCR test taken upon arrival in Israel has been disqualified, or no result has been received or pax requires a refund in other circumstances – see the sampling company's refund policy HERE

Those who are required to take a serologic test upon arrival in Israel:

Passengers are required to stay in isolation until receive a negative result on the PCR test taken upon arrival in Israel or until 24 hours have passed, and in any case, until passengers receive a positive result on the serologic test.

Read detailed info - HERE

 

ENTRY OF ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR 

Israeli citizens may arrive in Israel whether they are vaccinated or recovered or not.

Please read all the detailed info about this topic - HERE 

ON BOARD THE PLANE
 
Passengers (from age 7) must wear a mask on the nose and mouth, and practice social distancing and hygiene. 
 
ISOLATION / QUARANTINE
All travelers arriving in Israel from abroad must go into isolation.

The isolation duration is depends on the country from which the passenger arrives and  vaccination or recovery status.

After filling out the entry statement form, a text message (SMS) will be sent to passengers' mobile phone and an e-mail message will be sent to passengers' e-mail address, specifying the duration of the mandated isolation.

  • Reduced isolation – lasts for 24 hours or until pax receives a negative result on the PCR test that will take upon arrival in the airport in Israel, whichever is earlier.
  • Full isolation – Lasts 14 days. Passengers can reduce the isolation period if they take a PCR test on the 5th day of isolation and get a negative result, and if they meet all of the terms and conditions. Read detailed info - HERE

 

LEAVING ISRAEL BY AIR

Until 7.2.22 (including) - Must take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure from Israel

Only if the passenger received a negative result on the test will be allowed to board the flight. Test results must include the traveler's passport number. Rapid tests or tests of any other type are not accepted. 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.

Effective 8.2.2022 -   It will no longer be required to present a negative result on a PCR test before leaving Israel. 

However - Before leaving Israel: 

Passengers must check the policy of their flights destination

It is the passengers' responsibility to check official information websites of their flights 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.

 

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