As of January 9, 2022,
vaccinated and recovered tourists (according to the definition of the Israeli Ministry of Health) may enter Israel again! Entry from yellow and orange countries is permitted. And here is the good part, even though entry from red countries is not permitted, currently there are no more countries on the red list! If you want to check the color status of your country, click here
Tourists traveling to Israel are subject to filling out an incoming passenger form in the 48 hours before departure to Israel, providing proof of vaccination or recovery, and printing the flight approval and green pass that you will automatically receive in your mailbox. Passengers will also need to present a negative PCR test result performed up to 72 hours prior to their flight to Israel, or alternately, a negative test result from a rapid antigen test performed by a professional lab, taken 24 hours before departure to Israel. Upon arrival, travelers will need to take another PCR test, following which they will go into isolation for 24 hours or until they test negative (whichever is earlier). The airport test costs between 80-115 NIS ($26-$40).
Israeli Ministry of Health definitions – who is recognized as vaccinated or recovered by Israel
Those vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Israel also recognizes the vaccination status of those vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine (on the condition that they receive a positive result on a serologic test taken in Israel). The vaccine must be administered in accordance with the protocol set by Israel, that is, those vaccinated must:
- Receive two vaccine doses (or one vaccine dose in case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) and at least 14 days have passed since the date of the second vaccination on the day of arrival in Israel (but not more than 180 at the time of leaving Israel). The day of vaccination does not count.
- Be vaccinated with the booster shot and 14 days or more pass from vaccination day on the day of arrival in Israel.
Carriers of a certificate of recovery that can be digitally verified in the Ministry of Health’s system, based on a test result on a NAAT test. A list of countries that issue certificates that are digitally verifiable by the Israeli Ministry of Health can be found here.
- Those 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).
- Those who, in addition to their recovery, have also been vaccinated with at least one dose of the World Health Organization-approved vaccines, before or after recovery.
Changes, exceptions, exemptions, and additions might apply. Through this link
, you will be able to find the latest relevant information. Please note that the new rules as of January 9, will only be updated on the website by that day. Please feel free to connect if you have any questions.