Israel Travel Restrictions

Dear Guests, Partners and Colleagues,

Israel Entry Restrictions

  • Entry is suspended for all foreign nationals except for Israeli citizens, residents, spouses and children of Israeli citizens. Travelers holding a B1, A5, immigrant (Aliyah) visas, as well as accredited diplomats are also exempt.
  • All foreign travelers to Israel must hold a pre-entry approval issued by the Ministry of Interior

Israel Entry & Health Requirements

  • All travelers must obtain an entry approval from the relevant Ministry and will be required to complete a Passenger Locator form and present it when boarding and upon arrival. The form can be found here
  • All travelers will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival and ten days after arrival
  • All travelers will be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days and fill out an Isolation Self-Report. Those entering Israel between 23rd December and 6th January will be required to quarantine for 10 days at a government-run facility and receive two negative COVID-19 tests results before the quarantine can end
  • Travelers must carry a health insurance to cover medical expenses in Israel

In-country Experience

  • Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces and public transports
  • All offices and shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed
  • The government may reinstate local lockdown measures at short notice if they deem this necessary
  • The public transport system is operating on a reduced service throughout the country
  • A curfew is in place in some areas where only essential activities are allowed
  • Travel from one region to another is strongly discouraged

Transit Restrictions

  • Transit is suspended for all foreign nationals

Re-Entry Requirements

  • Effective January 26 2021, all travelers (including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents aged 2 years and older) returning to the United States by air must provide a negative, viral COVID-19 test result issued no more than 3 days prior to departure. (Viral tests include a NAAT/PCR test or an antigen test.)  It is recommended but not required that travelers are also tested 3 to 5 days after entry and that they plan to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival.
  • Travelers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered may substitute a negative viral test with a letter from a licensed health care provider or a public health official declaring that the traveler has recovered from COVID and is cleared for travel. Additionally, the traveler must also provide a documented proof of a positive COVID-19 viral test result from within 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Other re-entry requirements for travelers returning to the United States vary between states. For up-to-date public health measures, check the state or local health department of your planned destination. This information can be found here.


Although there are positive signals and we are encouraged about the vaccination approvals, we believe that current conditions both in the U.S. and abroad do not make it safe, or in some cases even possible, to travel. Therefore, we decided to suspend all our tours till end of March 2021 at this stage. 

Finally, Thank You

This is truly an unprecedented situation, and the health and safety of our travelers is, as always, our top priority. We regret any disappointment and inconvenience that these changes may cause, and we greatly appreciate your patience as we work through this extraordinary and difficult time together.

Thank you for your understanding and your patronage. Please stay safe, and we look forward to traveling with you in the future.

Entry Guide valid as of Jan 17, 2021.