This article does not constitute a legal advice and any person who relies on its content does so at his own risk. The relevant provisions of the law are published on the official websites of the State of Israel. Anyone who wish travel to Israel is advised to obtain prior legal advise.
As of the 7th of April 2021, non-Israelis may be granted entry into Israel in the following circumstances:
Category 1 – Foreign citizens who are vaccinated or recovering from Covid-19
(The quarantine regulations for those who were vaccinated/recovered from Coronavirus are to perform a positive antibody test).
- An Israeli who lives abroad and who has a first-degree family member in Israel can visit Israel with his/her spouse and their children.
- A non-Israeli who has a first-degree Israeli family member residing in Israel, may come to visit Israel with his/her spouse and their children.
Category 2 – Foreign citizens who are NOT vaccinated or recovering from Covid-19
- A foreign citizen married to an Israeli citizen or resident under certain conditions.
- Foreign citizens residing abroad, partner of an Israeli citizen or resident, whom is a subject under a spouse/partner visa application in Israel.
- A minor child living outside of Israel having a parent residing in Israel.
- A parent of an Israeli minor, subject to a valid custody agreement.
- Foreign students who began their studies in Israel and are currently abroad.
- Yeshiva students who wish to begin their studies in Israel.
- New and existing participants in “Masa” and “Naaleh” programs.
- Expert workers that were granted letter of support from the relevant Israeli ministry.
- Artists, cultural figures and athletes, subject to the recommendation of the Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
- Volunteers in the field of welfare or agriculture.
- Medical tourism, in life-saving cases only.
- Births, Funerals, Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah under certain conditions and relatives.
- Visiting a Lone Soldiers and National-Civil Service volunteers.
- Foreign vaccinated businesspeople holding a permit from the Ministry of Economy of Israel.
- Entry of foreign workers in the agriculture, caregiving and construction industries.
- Clergy, hooding a recommendation of the Branch of Religious Groups and approval by the Ministry of Health.
- Journalists and diplomats.
ANY non-Israeli MUST obtain prior to his visit:
- Approval from the Population and Immigration Authority or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before boarding an aircraft.
- Negative PCR test result from 72 hours prior leaving the country of origin. At your arrival to Israel, you must take an additional PCR test in Ben Gurion airport, provided by Check2Fly.
- Health insurance covering the Coronavirus condition.
It is important to note that any foreigner leaving Israel before the end of their obligatory isolation period will be in violation of the laws of the State of Israel and their next entry to Israel will not be approved.
A foreign national entering Israel (who has recovered from Covid 19 or has been vaccinated) is required to act according to the isolation conditions and tests of the Ministry of Health.