By Amit Acco |
Important: Non-Israeli visitors (B/2), whether with a visa or exempt from visa, are still required to take a COVID test at an authorized testing site before the flight to Israel or entry to Israel at a land border crossing.
For all other visa holders:
As of Friday, May 20, at midnight (on the night between Friday and Saturday, May 21), the following guidance will take effect:
- It will not be required to present a negative result on a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel or a cruise to Israel or before arriving at an Israeli land border crossing.
- It will not be required to present a negative result on a COVID test before boarding a cruise departing Israel. This guidance is set forth according to the requirements of the Israel Ministry of Health. You are required to inquire the requirements of the company operating the cruise.
- The PCR testing mandate for those entering Israel at airports and maritime and land border crossings will be lifted.
- It will not required to isolate for 24 hours after entering Israel.
- The mask mandate for those entering Israel (who have been required to isolate until receipt of a PCR test result) in airports and maritime and land border crossings will be lifted.
- The mask mandate during international flights – will remain in effect.
- The requirement to fill an entry statement before arriving in Israel via air or sea – will remain in effect.