The Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced the country will once
again allow international visitors. From 9 January 2022, foreign
travellers are able to freely enter and depart the country.
“We are thrilled that our incredible country is once again opening
its borders to travellers worldwide,” said Eyal Carlin, tourism
commissioner for North America. “Israel continues to take countless
necessary steps to ensure a Covid-safe experience for both those coming
into the country as well as our residents. It’s important for our
visitors to feel confident when exploring our country and we’re so
excited to welcome everyone back."
There are still vaccination and Covid-testing guidelines that travellers will have to follow when visiting Israel.
will need to take a PCR test 72 hours before their outbound flight,
fill out a passenger declaration form, take a PCR test upon arrival in
Israel and wait for results (or quarantine for 24 hours) in a hotel.
In addition, travellers need to be fully vaccinated with either the
Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of entry.
Those who are six months past their second dose of the vaccine will also
need to show proof of a booster shot.
Those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need
to be 14 days out from the initial dose and, if it has been more than
six months, travellers will need to be 14 days out from the booster
Unvaccinated travellers who have recovered from Covid-19 need to
present proof of a positive Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT) test
at least 11 days prior to departure.
Travellers who have recovered from Covid-19 and have had one dose of a WHO-approved vaccine can also enter.