Israel has changed the rules of entry for foreigners. What do you need to pay attention to?

Foreign nationals wishing to enter the State of Israel must apply in advance to enter Israel at the Israeli diplomatic or consular post at the place of residence of the foreigner or the Office of Population and Immigration (details of the procedure for obtaining a permit are provided below).

PCR test before arrival in Israel

Entry into Israel is only allowed if you have a negative PCR test done 72 hours before your arrival in Israel. Upon arrival in Israel, an additional PCR test will be required. This requirement will also apply to those who have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or COVID-19 recovery document.

In exceptional cases, you can apply for permission to enter Israel without performing a PCR test on COVID-19, at

Insurance policy

A valid health insurance policy, which covers the costs of COVID-19, is also required to obtain a permit to enter the country.

Medical declaration and isolation

Passengers arriving in Israel must complete the declaration of a person entering Israel at

The declaration must be completed no more than 24 hours before the flight. In the declaration, the passenger provides his personal data, medical information, as well as detailed information about the place of self-isolation in Israel.

If you need to update this information after submitting the declaration, you can do so through the Health Center at 5400 *.

All international passengers must be self-isolated in a room (motel) designated by the host country. The duration of isolation is 14 days, or 10 days (provided that the passenger has two PCR tests on the dates specified in the special protocol, the results of which are negative). Individuals who have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in Israel or a COVID-19 recovery certificate are not subject to self-isolation.

The medical declaration, permission to enter the country, the results of the COVID-19 test and other documents must be printed out and kept with you for presentation to the competent authorities of Israel. People with COVID-19 will not be able to board the plane.

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A foreigner entering Israel (who has been cured of COVID 19 or vaccinated) must comply with the requirements of the Israeli Ministry of Health, including a serological test and an electronic wristband (funded by a foreigner).

Information from the Ministry of Health of Israel for those arriving and departing from Israel

Israel has changed the rules of entry for foreigners. What do you need to pay attention to?

Sanctions for entry violations

A foreigner who leaves the territory of Israel before the expiration of the established period of self-isolation without a special permit violates the laws of the State of Israel, and therefore such entry into Israel will be prohibited.

Entry of foreign nationals who have been vaccinated or treated for COVID-19 will be allowed in the following cases:

  • An Israeli citizen or a permanent resident of Israel who lives abroad and has a family member of the first degree of kinship in Israel may enter Israel to visit with his / her spouse and children, even if they are foreign nationals.
  • A foreigner who has a first-degree relative living in Israel (an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident of Israel) may enter Israel to visit with his / her spouse and children.
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All foreign nationals wishing to enter Israel must present a valid COVID-19 recovery certificate or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (except for children under one year of age).

Foreign nationals who have not been vaccinated / recovered from COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Israel in the following cases:

  • A foreign citizen married to an Israeli citizen or permanent resident of Israel and their minor children, if the following conditions are met:
  • A. The marriage is registered in the Israel Population Register
  • B. If there is evidence of a true relationship


Transit passengers must present a medical certificate with a negative PCR test on COVID19 issued no more than 72 hours before the scheduled boarding time in Israel before boarding the flight to Israel, provided that the total transfer time does not exceed 24 hours.

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