Entry to Israel Regulations

Entry to Israel Regulations

Yad L’Olim Corona Travel Update
October 28, 2021

The latest criteria for entering Israel as of October 29, 2021 is as follows.

You must meet ONE of these conditions in order to enter Israel:

  1. Vaccinated within 180 days of the trip with either a second vaccine or a booster and it must be at least 14 days after the shot; OR
  2. Recovered within 180 days of the trip with DIGITAL proof of a positive PCR result and more than 11 days have passed since the positive result. This type of proof only exists for the EU (UK not included yet); OR
  3. Recovered anytime – even more than 180 days before the trip – with DIGITAL proof of positive PCR result AND vaccinated with at least one dose within 180 days of the trip. Again at the moment the digital proof only exists in the EU (UK not included yet).
  4. Your vaccination or recovery CANNOT expire while in Israel, which means you may not be in Israel more than 180 days after you have been vaccinated or recovered.

If your 180 days will expire during your visit to Israel please send a message to info@yadlolim.org for guidance.

If you were vaccinated or recovered more than six months ago, have non digital recovery documentation (everyone outside of the EU (UK not included yet) or were never vaccinated or recovered, you will not be allowed to enter Israel at this time.

Exceptions will be made for parents to attend weddings of their children and for humanitarian cases such as medical emergencies. To apply for this exception click knisalisrael@mofa.gov.il?fbclid=IwAR2Ti5TxGsZxYTxjGUdx2ziTEZl9ja6isTaXpwG74YXwOWw_FyV3PW8LO58#!requestDetails" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(35, 0, 127);">HERE for the consulate link and you must follow all the instructions for documentation including proof of their being a wedding, proof of relationship to the chatan or kallah, and health insurance that says outright that it includes COVID coverage.

We are pressuring the authorities for more exceptions and will update if we succeed.

B. Process to enter Israel

You will gain entry into Israel via the Health Ministry Declaration Form: 24-hours before your flight, you will complete this form:


For those who have traveled to Israel previously, you will know this as the “24-hour pre-flight form.” Once you file this form properly, within minutes you will receive an email from “Do Not Reply-MOH,” which is the record you need to show at the airport. Your green pass will be included. If your vaccination certificate is not digitally validated in Israel, it could take longer to receive this email.

Tips for completing this form correctly:

  1. Must be completed within 24-hours of a flight; it will be the basis of your entry to Israel.
  2. You will need specific flight information, i.e., the name of the airline, the flight number and the estimated time that it arrives in Israel.
  3. You will need a specific isolation location, with a specific street address and house number that cannot be changed later on
  4. You will need to upload your vaccination records via PDF. If you have a vaccination record with a QR code, use it.
  5. If you are submitting a recovery letter along with positive PCR results, or any other multi-page document, you must merge them into one file and compress them using www.ilovepdf.com.
  6. Make sure all files are under 1MB, and use www.ilovepdf.com to compress files.
  7. Everyone needs a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to takeoff. (An exemption from pre-departure PCR test will be granted to those recovered, if at least 11 days and no more than 3 months have passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case. Note this exemption is for pre-departure PCR tests only; it is not an exemption from the PCR test on arrival in Israel.)

You must have your negative PCR test and a copy of the 24-hour Entry Declaration Form to board a plane to Israel. These are the only documents you need.

C. Protocol for Arrival in Israel:

  1. Everyone, bar none, including Israeli citizens, need to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Please reserve your test in advance with TestnGo:https://testngo.femi.com/en/sign-in
  2. If you test positive at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be in 10-day quarantine. There are no exceptions and we have no way to shorten your quarantine if this happens.
  3. On your TestnGo form, please use an Israeli cell number that you have access to. That is where you will receive results of your PCR test. Failure to provide an Israeli cellphone number can become problematic.
  4. There is no longer a need for serological testing in Israel in order to receive a green pass or exit quarantine, and therefore no need to book a test.

D. Quarantine Rules in Israel:

24-hour quarantine: Most visitors arriving in Israel will be held to this level of quarantine, which means that you are released after you receive a negative PCR result from the airport or when 24 hours has passed – whichever comes first.

There will be a 10-day quarantine for those who test positive for COVID at Ben Gurion Airport

There will be a 7-day quarantine for anyone with a valid Israeli passport who is not vaccinated or recovered within six months. Release from quarantine comes with a negative PCR upon arrival in Israel and a negative PCR on day seven.

Yad L’Olim will continue to try to make changes to many of these rules which we see as unfair and illogical.

We will also continue to be available to assist you with all of your questions and challenges related to corona travel. If you have a question or need assistance, please go to www.yadlolim.org, complete the form on the homepage, choose “corona travel,” and ask your question. Our dedicated staff will reply to you within 24 hours.

Please remember that these rules are always subject to change based on the corona situation in Israel and the world – as well as our pressuring to change the rules – so please look out for my updates.

source: https://yadlolim.org/corona-update/