by Amit Acco,  Update: 14 June 2021

Ben Gurion International Airport is open since March 7.

The following are the most current COVID – 19 travel advice for foreign nationals:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): red list travel ban countries: Entry into Israel of foreign nationals from the following countries is banned unless special permission is provided in extraordinary cases by the exceptions committee: Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico, Argentina, and Russia.

Flight Arrangements:

Before the flight to Israel:  Any person arriving will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Any foreign national seeking entry to Israel will have to provide upon entry:

  1. 72hr pre-flight Covid-19 PCR test results document
  2. Copy of medical health insurance, valid in Israel, that specifically includes coverage for COVID – 19
  3. Copy of Special Entry Permit to Israel During Covid.
  4. Passport

Upon Entry to Israel: All incoming passengers must comply with COVID-19 testing requirements, including those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the virus

Travel in/Out of Employees & Dependents Within the Validity of Their Multiple Entry Visa

An application should be submitted before the departure at the Ministry of Interior in person, to allow return and entry through COVID-19.  It is distinct from the multiple entry visa the EE & dependents has in their passports.  TPT is 7 workdays at the Ministry Of Interior.

Isolation Requirements of Employees That Have Not Been Vaccinated in Israel

The isolation is required for 14 days from arrival. The isolation period may be reduced to 10 days by showing negative results on two COVID-19 tests. The first test should be taken as soon as possible after arrival, and the second test on the 9th day.

Those who Vaccinated abroad: upon receipt of a “Negative” COVID – 19 check at the airport, the individual can perform a serological test. The serological test can be made at the isolation place or the private authorized clinic.

Upon receiving confirmation of immunity, the individual can apply for a waiver from isolation from the Ministry of Health.


Important Disclaimer:

The information contained in this post is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this site without seeking legal or other professional advice.

The information is gathered from various public media sources at the courtesy of KTA to its own clients and website visitors. Due to the rapid, sometimes daily changes in policy, we urge any traveler to get updated at the official government websites prior to planning or taking any international travel to or from Israel.