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  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine1-14 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: October 4, 2021
Reviewed: October 23, 2021
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Israel's borders are currently closed for tourism and leisure travel. Domestically, COVID-19 related are mostly lifted.

Can I travel to Israel?

  • Israel's borders are closed for leisure travel, and the number of flights is reduced.
  • Citizens, residents and other exceptions may enter.
  • All arrivals must register in advance.
  • Vaccinated family members of Israeli citizens may enter as well, after receiving approval from 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 7 days if testing is negative twice.
  • Israelis returning from abroad and who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in Israel, are required to quarantine only for 24 hours.
  • 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, at their own expense.
  • 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.

Are businesses and attractions open in Israel?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Israel are open.
  • Some leisure facilities may require registration in advance.
  • Only those holding a green pass may participate in events with more than a 100 people.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Israel?

Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed public places, and on public transport.


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