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Israel travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Israel. Israel is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Israel. Israel is part of Asia with main city at Jerusalem. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is New Israeli Sheqel. The languages spoken are Hebrew and Arabic.
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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Israel

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Israel is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions are in place for those nonvaccinated who have a special entry permit from the Exceptions Committee. Further information can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/arriving-foreign-nationals

Other restrictions

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 are not allowed to use public transportation to reach their isolation site. A private vehicle or taxi may be used but the use of masks is required and the windows must be open during the ride.
Travelers departing from Israel are required to present proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure, or an Israeli COVID certificate. An 'exit statement' form must also be completed within 24 hours prior to departure. - Exit statement

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the seventh day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 NIS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 NIS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 NIS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Additional documents required

Travelers must complete an 'entry statement' form within 48 hours prior to departure. The proof of vaccination must be attached to the form and payment for the PCR test to be taken on arrival may also be done during this process.
Proof of completing the 'entry form' will be required before boarding. - Entry statement
For more details Ministry of Health, Israel

Government measures

Israel's localities have been organized into color-coded tiers in order to categorize restrictions. A 'Green Pass' as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access facilities and establishments or to attend events. We recommend checking which guidance applies to the locality you are visiting at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/local-councils-traffic-light-model/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in indoor public places, enclosed environments, and on public transportation. Restrictions may vary per locality, we recommend carrying a face mask with you at all times.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for indoor dining.

Bars

Bars are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for indoor dining.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open with limits to capacity in place. A Green Pass or negative PCR test result may be required for entry.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from quarantine, pre-departure testing, and post-arrival testing on day 8. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a lateral flow test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival. Travelers testing positive on the test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-quarantine early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for a further 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR or LFD test, taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during the self-quarantine, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'. This booked may be a lateral flow test and must be administered after arrival, on or before day 2.
Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the duration of their stay, but the tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in the United Kingdom on the test dates.
Tests can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Israel

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Israel

Masks are again mandatory indoors and people have been asked to stop shaking hands or hugging people not in their immediate family.
New restrictions have come into place this week:
Stores and malls are required to limit capacity to one person per seven meters squared.
The number of participants at events is limited to 1,000 people in enclosed spaces and 5,000 at outdoor events without assigned seating.
At events in private homes, where proof of immunity won't be required, the attendance limit will be set at 50 in enclosed spaces and at 100 in open ones.
There will be no limit on crowd sizes at events with assigned seating, but these events will also require proof of immunity.
Restrictions now apply to every person 3-years-old and up (previously the age limit was 12).
The Green Pass requirements in Israel apply to all events that take place in closed spaces, even if they also take place outdoors in part or if the venue has an outdoor space.
Businesses, cultural and sport venues, tourist attractions and family celebrations no longer face COVID-19 restrictions.
The need for unvaccinated people to get tested is lifted.
Restaurants and bars and cafรฉs can open without restriction.
Wearing a mask indoors is still mandatory.
Travel restrictions will remain in place for the time being.
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๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Israel

Do not travel

On 12 November, a large number of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Further exchanges of fire are expected. Monitor developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. We haven't changed the level of our advice โ€“ 'exercise a high degree of caution' overall. Higher levels apply in some areas. Reconsider your need to travel to The West Bank, including Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah; all parts of Golan Heights east of Route 98. Reconsider your need to travel to Areas near the border with Gaza . Do not travel to Gaza.
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