The COVID pandemic has changed the face of global travel. These days, regulations can be tricky to navigate when traveling to Israel. The most dramatic change in Israel’s entry policy since the start of the pandemic means that Israel is now open to most travelers. However, the fine print can be hard to navigate. Read on for the most updated regulations and conditions for travel to Israel post-COVID era. The information below is subject to change, so sign up for updates at the bottom of this page to stay updated.
Updated on June 01, 2022
What are Israel’s current travel rules for Covid? Who Can Visit?
- All tourists (regardless of whether vaccinated or not), from all countries will be able to travel to Israel.
- Tourists flying to Israel do not require any testing before or after their flight. Same applies for cruises and lend borders.
- Tourists do not need to isolate after entering Israel.
Read on for more detailed information.
From which countries may tourists enter Israel?
- Currently tourists are permitted to travel to Israel from all countries. There are no countries in the Red List.
What forms and tests are needed to travel to Israel?
The following forms are mandatory to be able to board a flight to Israel.
1- A printed-out incoming passenger form, which must be filled out within 36 hours before flying to Israel. You will need to write your accommodation address on the form so ensure you’ve booked your hotel or package ahead of time.
2- Health insurance with coverage for treatment of COVID-19. We recommend the travel insurance InsureMyTrip.
Jordan Land Border Crossing Rules & Guidelines
Jordan has opened its land borders with Israel for tourism. For those traveling between Israel and Jordan via the Yitzhak Rabin, Allenby, or Jordan River land border crossings, the following sets of rules and regulations apply:
Procedure for entering Jordan from Israel by land:
- No PCR test is required to enter Jordan from Israel. Travelers are required to fill in the declaration form.
Procedure for entering Israel from Jordan by land:
- Must present a digital or printed confirmation of having filled out the entry statement form.
Currently, the hours of the border crossing limit our full offering of tours to Petra. Therefore, currently only several tours are available, from Eilat – Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour, Petra 2 Day Tour from Eilat, Petra Wadi Rum 3 Day Tour from Eilat, and Petra 1 Day Tour with Overnight in Aqaba. Tours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem have only partially resumed: Petra Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Petra 2 Day Tour and Petra and Highlights of Jordan 3 Day Tour have limited availability. You can also travel independently to Eilat and join the full selection tours from there.
Will I Need a Covid-19 Test in Israel?
Upon arrival in Israel:
- No test is needed.
Before departure from Israel:
- Depending on the regulations of your next destination, you will need a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test before leaving Israel. For most countries the PCR test can be carried out up to 72 hours before departure, and Rapid Antigen, 24 hours before departure. For the USA test must be carried on the before departure or day of departure.
- All travelers must complete an online exit statement up to 48 hours before flight.
How can I get a COVID test in Israel?
With regulations changing constantly, read about how to get a Covid test in Israel for precise information about the testing on arrival to and departure from Israel.
Before leaving Israel, booking a Door-to-Door Covid test or visiting the Tel Aviv PCR test Center helps avoid the hassle of going to a hospital or an extra trip to the airport. There are also Rapid Antigen tests at the test center as well as door-to-door in Tel Aviv.
How can I make travel to Israel more comfortable?
Due to the more complex nature of the airport experience during these times, using a VIP fast-track airport service can make the airport experience hassle-free and more comfortable both on arrival and departure. This service will skip immigration queues and lines for covid test on arrival, and security and check-in queues on departure. Whilst this service can skip most queues and reduce time dramatically, the private Fattal Terminal reduces queues entirely and you will transfer to a dedicated area of the airport in a luxury car.
Also, pre-booking an airport transfer from Ben Gurion Airport will avoid any queues for taxis at the airport.
Flights to Israel- Who’s Flying to Tel Aviv?
As of March, flights to Israel have resumed, with around 300 flights a day from destinations around the world. More flights are expected to begin during the coming weeks, and most airlines are expected to resume their flights to Tel Aviv by summer 2022. Stay informed on which airlines are flying to Israel during COVID-19 here.
Got Wanderlust? Get Inspiration!
Many of us are experiencing restricted movement for the first time, and the wanderlust blues are real. Travel is symbolic of our freedom and joie de vivre. Not being able to jump on a plane or cross a border is a sobering reminder of how our reality has been impacted. One thing is certain: when travel does resume, it will taste that much sweeter and we won’t take a moment for granted. As we wait with eager anticipation, fill yourself with some inspiration with our bucket-list of adventures to come!
In Israel? Plan a Staycation
If you’re in Israel at the moment, now is the perfect time to plan a staycation! Restrictions are slowly lifting and the country is buzzing with its vibrant energy once again. Masada National Park has re-opened, and we know that your legs are begging for a hike! Check the official government guidelines for updated information here. Then read up on the best restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the best beaches in Israel, the best national parks in Israel, the best luxury hotels in Israel, as well as spas and activities to make sure you’re ready to go on the green light. Whether you’re physically in Israel, or just at heart: get ready to fall in love with the Holy Land all over again.
Please note the information provided here is prepared in good faith however the official government policies are subject to change often at short notice, and always override anything published here.