Open with restrictions

Israel Travel Restrictions

72.20% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Israel.

Israel entry details and exceptions

Foreign citizens regardless of their vaccination status can travel to Israel. They are required to present a health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

Temporary residents with an A/1 to A/5 visa and a B/1 visa who received medical insurance through their employer and travelers arriving from Ukraine (directly or with a transit flight) during the war are not required to present a health insurance.


Outgoing travel to IsraelTraveling from the United States to Israel

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Israel.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who stayed outside of Israel less than 72 hours; those who recovered from COVID-19 in three months beforehand, on the condition that boarding is 8 days or more since performing the positive test (the day of the test is day 1) and A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, A/5, B/1, B/3, B/4 visa holders are exempt from presenting a pre-departure test.
Due to circumstances in Ukraine, arrivals from the said country (through a third country), are not required to present a pre-departure test. However, they are subject to filling out a health statement.
All travelers will be required to perform a PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Israel.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 1 days upon entering Israel.

Details and exceptions
All travelers are required to isolate for 24 hours or until the result of their PCR test conducted on arrival is available, whichever is earlier.
Travelers presenting a positive result will need to follow the country's isolation rule.
Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 disease are exempt from isolation.
Documents
Foreign travelers must apply to obtain an electronic approval 10-21 days before departure to Israel.
Must be submitted within 48 hours before the flight schedule.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Israel

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Israel are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Israel

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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