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COVID-19 Travel and Tourism Regulations

  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).
  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).
  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).
  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).
  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).
  • Jerusalem is open to tourists! (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism).

As announced by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office, the international tourism sphere in the country will begin its gradual revival starting from November the 1st.

What are the conditions for visiting Israel and entering indoor facilities (hotels, dining rooms, restaurants, museums, etc.)?

  • Vaccinated (no more than 6 months after the second or the 3rd dosage) with Pfizer or other FDA and EU verified vaccine. The last shot — no less than 7 days before the arrival.
  • Vaccinated (both shots) with AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine, The last shot — no less than 14 before the arrival.
  • Vaccinated (one-shot) with Jansen vaccine — no less than 14 before the arrival.
  • Recovering from COVID-19 — a positive NAAT (molecular test, as the PCR) test results is required and no less than 11 days before the arrival.
  • Recovering from COVID-19 with at least one shot of vaccine that was approved by the WHO — a positive NAAT (molecular test, as the PCR) test results no less than 11 days before the arrival.

From which countries will Israel accepts tourists?

EU countries, with whom Israel has a mutual vaccine certificate recognition agreement. The list includes Austria, Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State.

Once a similar agreement is signed with the US, tourists may be accepted from specific states.

Tourists from countries that have been marked “red” two weeks before the planned date of arrival or earlier will not be allowed to enter the country.

As planned, starting from November 21st, vaccinated tourists from all over the world will be allowed to enter Israel regardless if there’s an agreement between the two countries (this concerns Canada, the UK, and the US).

Tourists from countries without visa-free agreements with Israel aren’t allowed to enter the country. 

Are the tours and attractions active?

Starting from November 1st, it is expected that all the tours and guided attractions will return to their regular activity, but check our updates to be sure. Also, it is preferable to contact the desired tour guide in advance to ensure that they’re active and can take you on.

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PCR-Test Requirements:

One PCR test 72 hours before departing (to board the flight).

A second one is performed once arrived, to allow leaving the airport. After taking it, the tourist is required to go to a pre-arranged accommodation and remain isolated until the negative result is received (usually, with less than 12 hours).

Before the departure (72 hours) another PCR test should be made to allow entering the airport and boarding the plane.

The tests can be done in a special center in Tel Aviv, in the airport, or via private service. Costs range from $99 to $300 per person.

How to Get it Done

You must submit an entry statement form via Israeli’s ministry of health’s website.

The form can be found here >>

All the information regarding entry to Israel and leaving Israel is constantly updated here >>

If you have further questions, you can always contact the ministry of health for any assistance in the following methods:

Hotline *5400