Travel Update – 02.09.21

Update regarding inbound tourism to Israel – September 2, 2021
Group Travel
  1. The entry of organized tourist groups will be allowed from September 19, 2021, within the framework of the pilot program of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. 
  2. Entry will only be allowed from green and orange countries, according to the Israeli definition. To check your country’s status, click HERE
  3. Tourists must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Israel, of which the latter was given no longer than 6 months ago. Tourists will need to provide proof of vaccination. 
  4. Preliminary entry approval for each group is required. An application can be done for groups of 5 participants or more. The Keshet Journeys team has access to the pilot system to do the application. We will let you know what information and documentation to provide.
  5. Tourists will be required to do a PCR test before departure to Israel, as well as upon arrival and, in addition, a serological test. Please mind that your airport of departures and airline might have different and/or additional testing requirements. Tourists will need to fill out an online entry statement form no longer than 24 hours before departure. Check the current Israeli entry requirements HERE 
  6. Tourists must enter isolation immediately upon arrival in Israel until the desired test results are in, they submitted a request to leave isolation and got a written confirmation to do so. The Tour Guide and Keshet staff will walk tourists through the process, to make sure everyone can leave isolation as soon as possible.
  7. Entry of tourists in smaller groups (less than 5 participants) has not yet been granted. However, government officials have promised to check the possibilities in accordance with the developments. We will keep you posted.
Individual Travel
There is an entry ban in place for individual travel to Israel by foreign nationals. Entry of foreign nationals will only be approved after extensive examination and in exceptional cases. Preliminary approval for individual travel to Israel can be requested individually. Please click on this link to find all relevant information. 

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