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Organisation : Ministry of Health
Facility Name : COVID-19 International Travel Entry to Israel
Country : Israel
Website : https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-israel/

COVID-19 International Travel Israel

Following the current surge of COVID-19, guidance for international travelers changes with global and domestic infection rates.

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What you need to do before international travel, at the port of entry and arrival, or on arrival in Israel

Entry to Israel

Current information relevant to travelers arriving in Israel by air, land, and sea; what you need to do before international travel, at the point-of-entry, whether isolation is mandatory, and information for those vaccinated and recovered.

Requirements

By Air

Before air travel :
Pre-departure test :
** If you stay out of Israel 72 hours or longer, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time to Israel
** Present a negative test result in English along with the traveler’s passport number
** This requirement applies to all people of all ages arriving in Israel, including those vaccinated

** An exemption from testing will be given to those who have recovered, on condition no more than 3 months has passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case
** Only PCR tests are accepted, no rapid tests or any other types of tests

** If you transit to Israel, and the time between the first flight and the departure to Israel is 24 hours or more, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure to Israel

** Humanitarian cases or if access to testing is limited: you can petition the Exceptions Committee to be permitted to enter Israel without a PCR test

Entry statement form :
** You must fill out the online form no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure to Israel

** You must enter your personal information and information about the people traveling with you, check your health declaration, provide information on COVID-19 vaccines you have received, note whether you have recovered from COVID-19, and fill out the address of the isolation accommodation, if mandated

Paying for a PCR test on arrival :
** On arrival in Israel, you must take a PCR test at the airport, in addition to the pre-departure test
** You can prepay for the PCR test on arrival
** The test costs NIS 80 if you prepay, and NIS 100 if you pay at the airport
** Cash payment can be in Israeli currency only, the cost is NIS 115

** You do not need to print and bring proof of payment. There is a separate line for people who have prepaid and your I.D. serves as proof of payment which is already registered in the system

At the airport :
Pre-departure PCR test :
** When you check-in, you must present your negative pre-departure PCR test result to airline staff
** Recovered travelers can present a positive PCR test (instead of a negative one) if 11 days have passed from the day of testing and no more than 3 months
** Law enforcement officers might ask you to present your negative PCR test result when you arrive in Israel

Entry clearance :
** When you check-in, you must present a clearance that you received after submitting the entry statement form
** You can present a digital copy – a paper copy is not required

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** Keep this clearance for border control
** You might be asked to present it to other officials when you arrive in Israel

Entry permits for foreign nationals :
** Foreign nationals can enter Israel only if they have a special permit from the Population and Immigration Authority
** This permit should be presented to border control on arrival in Israel

Entry to terminal allowed to ticketed travelers only :
** People who accompany ticketed travelers or people who welcome arriving travelers are not allowed to go inside the terminal, excluding individuals accompanying minors or people with disabilities

PCR test on arrival :
** When you arrive in Israel, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense. This test is in addition to the test that you must take before departing to Israel

** This requirement applies to all travelers of all ages coming to Israel, including vaccinated and recovered travelers

By Land & Sea

Before traveling to Israel :
Pre-travel test :
** If you stay out of Israel for more than 72 hours, you must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the planned crossing time

** Present a negative test result in English that has the traveler’s passport number
** This requirement applies to all people of all ages arriving in Israel, including vaccinated travelers

** An exemption from testing will be given to those who have recovered, on condition no more than 3 months has passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case

** Only PCR tests are accepted, no rapid tests or any types of tests
** Humanitarian cases or if access to testing is limited: you can petition the Exceptions Committee to be permitted to enter Israel without a PCR test

Fill out an entry statement form :
** You must fill out the online form within 24 hours before your scheduled travel to Israel

** You will have to provide your personal information, and information of the people traveling with you, check a health declaration, provide information whether you have been vaccinated or recovered, and provide the isolation address, if mandated

Paying for a PCR test :
** All arrivals must take a PCR test at the border crossing on arrival in Israel. This test is in addition to the test you must take before traveling to Israel. The test is at your expense

** PCR tests are available at Allenby Bridge, Taba? Jordan River, and Rabin border crossings
** The test costs NIS 100; you can prepay on the Sheba Target website or pay at the border crossing

Foreign nationals :
** Foreign nationals must have an entry permit issued by the Population and Immigration Authority
** Without this permit, entry will be denied

At The Border Crossing :
Present the confirmation you get after submitting the form :
** You must present a confirmation of submission of the entry statement form
** You can present a digital copy of the confirmation – it is not required to have it printed

Print out the relevant documents and show them to officials: :
** Negative PCR test result or a permission from the Exceptions Committee exempting you from a PCR test on arrival in Israel

** Recovered travelers can present a positive PCR test (instead of a negative one) if 11 days have passed from the day of testing and no more than 3 months

** Proof of payment for a PCR test if prepaid
** Foreign nationals only: an entry permit

Wear a mask :
** Everyone six years of age and older must wear a mask when at the border crossing

Social distancing :
** For the sake of your health, stay away from people who do not live with you

Practice hygiene :
** Wash your hands with sanitizers.

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