Guidelines about traveling to Israel during covid19 times

Guidelines about traveling of individuals to Israel 

The updated protocol for entrance of non-organized (not with group tour) tourist to Israel as from Nov 1st 2021 

Vaccine types that are a prerequisite for tourists entering Israel A tourist who received a vaccination approved by the WHO (World Health Organization), in accordance with a protocol approved by the Ministry of Health and who meets the vaccination definition according to a recovery procedure: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/?tab=by-air

• A tourist who has been vaccinated with two Pfizer vaccines, and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel)

. • A tourist who has been vaccinated with two Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).

• A tourist who has been vaccinated with one Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel).

• A tourist who has received a Pfizer booster dose, and 14 days or more have passed since the date of entry to Israel.

• A tourist who has received a Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac or Sinopharm booster dose and 14 days or more have passed on the date of entry to Israel.

• As of 15.11.21, a tourist who has been vaccinated with two Sputnik vaccines and 14 days or more have passed since the second vaccination on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 180 days have passed on departing Israel)

. • As of 15.11.21, a tourist who has received a Sputnik booster dose and 14 days or more have passed on the date of entry to Israel. A tourist who is recovering

• A tourist who presents reference of a positive NAAT test result (molecular test e.g., PCR), which can be digitally verified in the Israeli Ministry of Health systems, and 11 days or more have passed since the test on the date of entry to Israel (but not more than 190 days have passed on departing Israel).

• A tourist who presents a reference of a positive NAAT test result (molecular test e.g., PCR), which can be digitally verified in the Israeli Ministry of Health systems and has received at least one dose of the vaccines approved by the WHO (irrelevant to the time and order of events).

• A tourist received a negative PCR test result Performed up to 72 hours prior to the flight to Israel.
• A tourist filled out a passenger declaration entry form for entrance into Israel.

• A tourist did not stay in a ‘Red’ defined country during the 14 days prior to the date of entry to Israel.
• A tourist enters Israel via Ben Gurion Airport.

• There is no other impediment stated for entering Israel.

• A tourist who does not meet the aforesaid conditions shall not be permitted to enter Israel, even under full isolation conditions. Mandatory regulations for tourists visiting Israel

• All tourists must depart Israel prior to the end of the 180th day after receipt of the last vaccination or recovery.

• According to the outline, every tourist entering the country is required to perform a PCR test on entering Israel and stay in isolation until receipt of a negative result of the PCR test performed upon entrance to Israel or for 24 hours (whichever is earlier). Isolation is permitted at a hotel.

• A tourist who has received a Sputnik vaccination must undergo a serological examination upon entering Israel and must stay in isolation until a positive result is obtained.

• A tourist who is verified with Covid-19 during their stay in Israel shall be transferred to a designated hotel, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, for the recovery period.

Here is where you can upload your documentation before arrival to Israel.

https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/vaccine-or-recovery-documentation@health.gov.il?displang=en#!request

The process of entering Israel

You must perform a PCR test up to 72 hours before your flight

  • You must fill out a passenger declaration before entering Israel.
    • – Passengers holding a verifiable digital certificate should scan or upload their immunization or recovery certificate to the incoming passenger form and will receive a green pass before boarding the plane.
    • – Passengers who do not have a verifiable digital certificate will declare their vaccination status in the incoming passenger form and fill out an application to shorten the isolation period. Then, they will attach the relevant documents to receive a green pass before boarding the plane.
  •  When boarding the plane, the following documents must be presented
    • – Documentation of a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours before the flight.
    • – Confirmation of submission of an incoming passenger declaration.
    • – Vaccination certificate attesting to the performance of vaccinations in accordance with the provisions above.
    • – Certificate of recovery, the Israeli MOH systems can digitally authenticate, indicating a recovery in accordance with the provisions set above.
    • – A digital certificate attesting to recovery from COVID in accordance with the provisions above.
    • -Exceptional entry permit from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior (Exceptions, Outline, Groups)
  •  Random document compliance tests will be conducted by the Population Authority at Ben Gurion Airport.
  •  A PCR test must be taken upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport. You will have to enter isolation until a negative result is obtained, or for 24 hours, whichever is earlier.
  •  Travelers vaccinated with Sputnik vaccines must perform a serological test at Ben Gurion Airport and enter isolation until a positive test result is obtained (In addition to isolation until a negative result is obtained for the PCR test taken upon landing).

 

For the list of countries that issue certificates that the Israeli MOH systems can digitally authenticate:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en