COVID-19 in Israel

Israel has removed most of the entry restrictions and special regulations relating to COVID-19. However, there are a few requirements and regulations you should be aware of if you plan to visit Israel:

Please note that the information here is taken from various governmental sources and news outlets and may change at any time. For up-to-date information please consult your travel agency or the Israel embassy in your country.

Update May 18, 2022: Israel has greatly simplified traveling to the country by dropping the COVID-19 pre-flight and arrival tests. This new regulation will be effective as of May 21. In addition, Israels minister of health announced that Israel will no more mandate masks on airplanes as of May 23. Masks will be mandated only in hospitals and homes for the elderly. Good news for Israel travelers (or those who want to be).

Update February 21, 2022: Israel announces the opening of its borders to unvaccinated tourists, starting March 1, 2022. As COVID-19 numbers drop, the Israeli government decided to remove its entry restriction for unvaccinated foreigners, regardless of age.

For further and up-to-date information, please visit the official Israeli government websites:

Helpful links for travelers planning to visit Israel:

US and other citizens – helpful checklist: U.S. Embassy in Israel COVID-19 Information

Israel Ministry of Health website

Israel Ministry of Health: Information for Travelers Arriving in Israel

Israel Ministry of Health: Coronavirus information and guidance

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): International Travel During COVID-19

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