Israel

  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine14 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: May 7, 2021
Reviewed: May 7, 2021
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General

Israel's borders are currently closed for tourism and leisure travel. Domestically, many restrictions have been lifted.

Can I travel to Israel?

  • Israel's borders are closed for leisure travel, and number of flights is reduced.
  • Citizens, residents and other exceptions may enter.
  • The land border with Egypt is open for Israeli citizens and permanent residents.
  • All arrivals must register in advance.
  • Fully vaccinated family members of Israeli citizens may enter as well, following approval.

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.
  • Israelis returning from abroad and who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in Israel, are exempted from this rule.
  • Other vaccinated or recovered arrivals, must quarantine until receiving the result of a serological test.

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.
  • Arrivals must also show proof of insurance covering treatment for COVID-19.

Is public transportation open in Israel?

  • Public transportation in Israel is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Israel?

  • Restaurants, bars and cafes in Israel are open, with capacity limitations and health measures in place.
  • Indoor seating is possible for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

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 and events, as well as libraries, museums and hotels, are open for everyone, under capacity limitations and health measures.
  • Indoor leisure facilities and events are open for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Israel?

Face masks are required only in enclosed or crowded spaces.

Sources

  1. https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/
  2. https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/guidelines/
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