Closed for Travel


  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • Quarantine14 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: March 1, 2021
Reviewed: March 1, 2021


Israel's borders are currently closed for all travel, and the airport is shut. Domestically, many restrictions are re-imposed.

Can I travel to Israel?

  • Israel's borders are closed for travel, and most flights are suspended.
  • Exceptions may be made in few cases, if approved in advance by the government.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Israel?

  • Anyone arriving to Israel will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • This may be reduced to 10 days if testing negative twice.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Israel?

  • Permitted arrivals to Israel will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Arrivals will be tested again upon entry.

Is public transportation open in Israel?

  • Public transportation is operating in reduced capacity.
  • Train services are operating in a limited capacity, and requires booking in advance through the website.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Israel?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Israel are open for takeout and delivery.

Are businesses and attractions open in Israel?

  • Non-essential businesses, shops and malls in Israel are open, with health measures in place.
  • Outdoor leisure activities, hotels, museums and libraries are open as well.
  • Gyms, theaters, cinemas, and cultural events may open for those who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Israel?

Face masks are required in all public areas and on public transportation.

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