By Amit Acco, Partner | Update: 17 November 2021

Important: The below blog item is in the proposal stage on publication date, i.e. not yet in place. 

Currently, any person intending to travel to Israel by air must take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure to Israel. Only those who test negative can board the flight.

According to the new regulation proposed by the Israeli Ministry of Health, any person that intends to travel to Israel by air will have to either make a PCR test made 72 hours before boarding a flight to Israel OR take a Rapid (Antigen) Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19 24 hours before the flight, by a testing agency (not at home).

Important: This new proposal is not yet in place (17 November 2021) and must be approved by the Government and Knesset (Israeli Parliament).

Once approved, it is expected to ease the process of traveling to Israel, as well as reduce the hassle and costs.