NO MORE PERMIT SYSTEM TO ENTER ISRAEL AS OF TODAY NOV 1st 2021
It is now official! As of November 1, 2021, there will no longer be a permit system to enter Israel. For the first time in almost two years, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends can now come visit their family and friends in Israel.
In order to enter Israel, you need to meet certain vaccination or recovery criteria. Please find a quick guide to help you navigate the new rules for entering Israel.
Criteria for Entering Israel:
- A) Anyone who has been vaccinated with the second dose (Johnson & Johnson – with its single dose) or booster third dose within the last six months does not need a permit to enter the country. When boarding a flight and at border control you will be asked to present the vaccination certificate including dates. OR
- B) Recovered within six months of the trip with proof of a positive PCR result and more than 11 days have passed since the positive result. OR
- C) Recovered anytime – even more than six months before the trip – with proof of positive PCR result AND vaccinated with at least one dose.
List of Vaccines Accepted in Israel:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Serum Institute (India)
- Sputnik (as of November 15)
Before You Fly
Everyone needs a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to takeoff.
24 hours before the flight date, enter the website of the Immigration and Population Authority (https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/) and fill in the details exactly as required, including uploading the requested relevant documents.
- A) Upon entering the country all vaccinated persons will be required to undergo a PCR test only (no serology required) at the airport, and will enter isolation until receiving the results and release notice from the Ministry of Health.
B) After receiving the results, contact the Kol Ha’Briut Center *5400 and ask for approval to end isolation. This procedure is also important in order to receive the Green Pass.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM YAD L’OLIM
The only proof of recovery that Israel will accept currently is a digital certificate that only exists in the European Union (it was supposed to be also the UK but so far not). So unless an American somehow had Covid in Europe and has that digital certificate, there’s no practical way for them to show proof of recovery that Israel will accept.
- Recovered within 180 days of the trip with DIGITAL proof of a positive PCR result and more than 11 days have passed since the positive result. This type of proof only exists for the EU (UK not included yet); OR
- Recovered anytime – even more than 180 days before the trip – with DIGITAL proof of positive PCR result AND vaccinated with at least one dose within 180 days of the trip. Again at the moment the digital proof only exists in the EU (UK not included yet).
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ISRAELI CONSULATE BEFORE BOOKING A FLIGHT AS OF TODAY THERE WERE “ISSUES” WITH THE GOVERNMENT NOT INFORMING AIRLINES OF THIS NEW RULE.