ALL PASSENGERS ENTERING ISRAEL MUST:

  1. Take a PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Israel or a lab based antigen test within 24 hours of the flight. Please make sure that your passport number appears on the test results. Passengers must show the negative test result during check in. Passengers with no valid PCR test will be declined from boarding the flight
  2. Fill out and print the following entry declaration for each person traveling. Click here.

*QUARANTINE: 
If you were vaccinated overseas, quarantine is officially for 14 days.  But this can be reduced:

– If you were vaccinated or recovered within the last 6 months you can reduce the quarantine time by taking a serological test upon arrival in addition to the PCR test.  You then merge the positive serological test result into one document along with the negative PCR, vaccination/recovery certificate, and a picture of the passport.  You send that to the health ministry by clicking here:  –https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit%40health.gov.il

The health ministry will then send you approval to leave quarantine.

The process generally takes around 2 days.
– If you were not vaccinated or recovered within 6 months then quarantine can be reduced to 7 days if you get a negative PCR result upon arrival and then another on day 7.   You do not have to submit anything to the health ministry to be released once you have the negative result from the test you took on day 7.

ALL APPROVALS GIVEN WILL BE FOR 30 DAYS.  THEREFORE, APPLY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE FLIGHT – THE EARLIER THE BETTER.

PARENTS CAN GET APPROVALS FOR CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR OLD TO TRAVEL WITH THEM DESPITE THOSE CHILDREN NOT BEING VACCINATED OR RECOVERED. (The child would need to do full bidud according to the health ministry rules at the time.)

 

SECTION ONE – ISRAELI CITIZENS AND A CLASS VISA HOLDERS

Israeli citizens or those who hold A-class visas (A1-A5) can enter Israel without the need for approval.

The same applies to B1 and B4 visa holders who hold a multiple-entry visa (it says m/ר on it).

(This does not apply to those traveling from countries deemed “red” by Israel.  You can check the updated status of the country you are flying from by clicking here

SECTION TWO – FIRST DEGREE RELATIVES OF ISRAELIS WHO LIVE IN ISRAEL

Non-Israelis who are not visa holders who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID visiting a first degree relative who lives in Israel as a citizen or permanent resident (not a visa holder or student)

They can receive approval to travel with their spouse and minor children assuming that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID.

There are two options.


Option #1:
Apply via the foreign ministry link.

You will need the following documents:

a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the first-degree relative residing in Israel

b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants

c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

d)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

f)Certificate of recovery or vaccination certificate for all who are traveling

g)Flight itinerary/Ticket

Each document is loaded separately and should be no more than 1mb.  (use ilovepdf.com to shrink it if it is larger)

Apply by clicking here.

We advise that you file one application for the first degree relative who is traveling and then a second one for all those traveling along with the first degree relative – making use of the case number from that first application.


Option #2:
Apply via the Interior Ministry (Misrad Hapnim) link.

These are the documents that you will need:

a)Passports of the person inviting the first degree relative and passports of all travelers

b)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

c)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

d)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

e)Certificate of recovery or vaccination certificate for all who are traveling

f)AS1 document – just one form per family – click here for it.

g)At the moment they say they require a letter explaining the request.  However, there is no place to upload or write such a letter.  So, until that changes submit without it.

Apply by clicking here.

SECTION THREE – CHILDREN OF AN ISRAELI CITIZEN

Apply to the new foreign ministry link only up to 30 days before the flight.  You need these documents:

  1. a) A photocopy of the passport of the parents
  2. b) A photocopy of the minor child or the adult child’s passport
  3. c) The traveller’s birth certificate (preferably with apostille seal)
  4. d) For minors: 2 Proofs of birth

Either: A hospital discharge signed by a doctor or nurse AND a delivery doctor’s discharge form signed by the doctor

Or: One of the above plus either an ultrasound scan from the 3rd trimester of the pregnancy stating the name of the mother and the date of the examination OR newborn identification card with the child’s fingerprints including the name of the mother and the child’s details

e)Application for registration, signed by the Israeli parent/s for minors or  signed by the traveller for adults, click here for the form

f)Declaration obligating the parent to register the minor or the adult to register themselves up to 60 days from the day of your return from Israel.  Click here for this form.

g)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

h)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

i)If the traveler is a minor and is traveling with one parent, the remaining parent must write a declaration stating their approval for the other parent to travel with the minor without their presence. The declaration must be signed in the presence of a notary public and must attach a copy of the remaining parent’s ID

Apply by clicking here.

SECTION FOUR – A NON-ISRAELI MARRIED TO AN ISRAELI CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT OF ISRAEL

Apply via the foreign ministry link.

 Documents that you need:

a)Photocopy of the passport of the Israeli spouse / permanent residency card

b)Photocopy of passport of the visitor

c)Certificate of marriage – if married. If not married – a proof of mutual life

d) Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause covering COVID-19

e)Isolation affidavit for the non-Israeli spouse available by clicking here.

f)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

Apply by clicking here.

SECTION FIVE – Vaccinated and unvaccinated parents and siblings of lone soldiers and bnot sherut may enter Israel to visit.

To apply, use the new foreign ministry link. You need these documents:

a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the soldier or bat sheirut

b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants

c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

d)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

e) Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

f)Photocopy of the IDF service card and/or approval of a lone soldier signed by the authorities or approval of Sherut Leumi organization for the volunteer

Apply by clicking here.

*If you aren’t vaccinated or have not recovered from corona you must go full quarantine depending on the rules of full quarantine at the time.

SECTION SIX – WEDDINGS OF AN ISRAELI CHILD EVEN FOR UNVACCINATED PARENTS

Non-Israelis who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID may enter Israel for the WEDDING of their child. (parents of the bride and groom alone)

Application using the new foreign ministry link:

a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the first-degree relative residing in Israel

b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants

c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage license, etc. with an apostille)
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

d)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that it includes COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

f) Proof of the wedding taking place such as the wedding invitation, the wedding file at the chief rabbinate or a joint affidavit from the bride and groom signed by a notary

*If you aren’t vaccinated or have not recovered from corona you must go full quarantine depending on the rules of full quarantine at the time.

Apply using the foreign ministry link by clicking here or by using the interior ministry link by clicking here. (When using the interior ministry link add the AS1 document – just one form per family – click here for it.)

SECTION SEVEN – PARENTS TO ATTEND BIRTHS OF A GRANCHILD TO CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN ISRAEL EVEN IF NOT CITIZENS

Application using the new foreign ministry link:

a)Photocopy of a passport, ID number, or VISa of the first-degree relative residing in Israel

b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants

c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

d)Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.

e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that it includes COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

f) Proof of the birth taking place – letter from a doctor

Apply using the foreign ministry link by clicking here or by using the interior ministry link by clicking here. (When using the interior ministry link add the AS1 document – just one form per family – click here for it.)

SECTION EIGHT – A FOREIGN PARENT OF A MINOR ISRAELI CHILD WHO LIVES IN ISRAEL

Apply via the foreign ministry.  Documents that are needed:

a)A photocopy of the passport of the foreign parent

b)A photocopy of the Israeli passport of the child

c)The child’s birth certificate

d)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that includes COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

e)Custody agreement for the minor

Apply by clicking here.

SECTION NINE – FUNERALS

First degree relatives of the deceased alone may enter Israel for the burial – and must leave within 24 hours.

Documents you will need:

a)Photocopy of passport of all visitors

b)Photocopy of passport of the deceased

c)Proof of family connection to the deceased (birth certificate, marriage certificate or another equivalent document)
(Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport or teduat zehut.) 

d)Certificate of death and/or official document approving burial in Israel

Apply by clicking here.

SECTION TEN – STUDENTS

(Many yeshivas, seminaries, and groups make their own arrangements for travel.  Check with them before applying on your own.)

Apply via the foreign ministry link.  You need the following documents:

a)Photocopy of passport of visitor

b)Photocopy of passports of parents (for minors)

c)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout which says outright that it includes COVID-19

(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).

d)Approval from the academic institution/Yeshiva or a valid student visa

e)Approval from the Ministry of Health stating that the institution is approved to go back to physical classes (obtained from the institution)

f)Vaccination certificate or a medical documentation of recovery from COVID-19

To apply click here.

UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2021

Israel has declared the following countries as RED:

United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Hungary, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Spain, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.

 

RULES REGARDING RED COUNTRIES:

*Israeli citizens (including dual citizens) cannot fly to these countries without special permission which is rarely granted. CLICK HERE TO READ THE EXCEPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY FOR APPROVAL

*Non-Israelis won’t be allowed to come to Israel except for extreme emergencies, parents for their children’s weddings, and those who already have valid student visas. To apply for a humanitarian exception to enter Israel see the process below for non-red countries

*Quarantine for those who come to Israel from red countries means:

Vaccinated:

  • taking a pcr test at the airport upon arrival
  • being transferred to a “corona hotel”
  • FOR ISRAELIS OR ANYONE VACCINATED IN ISRAEL: if the pcr is negative you sign a statement that you can self isolate and then you can leave
  • FOR NON-ISRAELIS: you will most likely be required to remain in the hotel even beyond when you get back the negative pcr test from the airport
  • you then test again on day 7 and can leave quarantine with a negative pcr result
  • if you test positive for Omicron it’s a 14 day quarantine

Unvaccinated:

  • full quarantine in a “corona hotel” – release allowed with negative pcr upon arrival and on day 7

THE QUARANTINE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE: We will update as necessary.

Process to enter Israel:

You will gain entry into Israel via the Health Ministry Declaration Form: 48-hours before your flight, you will complete this form:

https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flight-form-content/

Tips for completing this form correctly:

  1. Must be completed within 48-hours of a flight; it will be the basis of your entry to Israel.
  2. You will need specific flight information, i.e., the name of the airline, the flight number and the estimated time that it arrives in Israel.
  3. You will need a specific isolation location, with a specific street address and house number that cannot be changed later on
  4. Make sure all files are under 1MB, and use ilovepdf.com to compress files.

Everyone needs a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to takeoff or a lab-based antigen test within 24 hours of the flight. (An exemption from pre-departure PCR test will be granted to those recovered, if at least 11 days and no more than 3 months have passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case. Note this exemption is for pre-departure PCR tests only; it is not an exemption from the PCR test on arrival in Israel.)

You must have your negative PCR test and a copy of the 48-hour Entry Declaration Form to board a plane to Israel.

Protocol for Arrival in Israel:

Everyone, bar none, including Israeli citizens, need to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Please reserve your test in advance with TestnGo:https://testngo.femi.com/en/sign-in

 

NON RED COUNTRIES

  1. Recovered or vaccinated Israelis, A-class visa holders, B-class visa holders, and student visa holders can return to Israel from non-red countries but have quarantine for three days with a negative pcr upon arrival and on day 3.
  2. Non vaccinated or recovered Israelis or visa holders have quarantine for 7 days with a negative pcr upon arrival and on day 7.
  3. Exceptions for parents of lone soldiers, first degree relatives or grandparents of a bride or groom, parents of a couple expecting a child, grandparents of a bar or bat mitzvah, and mental or physical health emergencies – only for those who are vaccinated within 180 days of the trip (booster or second dose – at least 14 days after the shot) or recovered within 180 days of the trip in the EU or UK with a digital certificate:

A) Parents of lone soldiers and bnot sherut

To apply, use the consulate link.

You need these documents:

  1. Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the soldier or bat sheirut
  2. Photocopy of passports of the applicants
  3. Birth certificate to prove the relationship.Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport.
  4. Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.
  5. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19
    (some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).
  6. Photocopy of the IDF service card and/or approval of a lone soldier signed by the authorities or approval of Sherut Leumi organization for the volunteer
  7. proof of vaccination or digital EU/UK recovery certificate

If you want help completing the forms, our staff is available to do so.  Please go to yadlolim.org, complete the form on the homepage, choose corona travel and ask our team to be in touch to guide you with the form.

 

B)Parents, siblings, or grandparents of a bride or groom for the wedding

To apply, use the consulate link.  The bride or groom in Israel can also apply using the interior ministry link.

You will need these documents:

  1. Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the first-degree relative residing in Israel
  2. Photocopy of passports of the applicants
  3. Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative getting married (Birth certificates are best.  For visiting a sibling submit birth certificates of both siblings. Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport )
  4. Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.
  5. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that it includes COVID-19
    (some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).
  6. Proof of the wedding taking place – the wedding file at the chief rabbinate or a joint affidavit from the bride and groom signed by a notary
  7. proof of vaccination or digital EU/UK recovery certificate

If you want help completing the forms, our staff is available to do so.  Please go to yadlolim.org, complete the form on the homepage, choose corona travel and ask our team to be in touch to guide you with the form.

 

C)Parents of a mother or father expecting a new baby  – valid to enter Israel 7 days before the expected birth or up to 30 days after the birth

To apply, use the consulate link.  The mother in Israel can also apply using the interior ministry link.

You will need these documents:

  1. Photocopy of a passport, ID number, or Visa of the father or mother whose parents are applying to come
  2. Photocopy of passports of the applicants
  3. Proof of family connection between the applicants and their child who is the father or the mother
    (Birth certificates are best.  Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport
  4. Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.
  5. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that it includes COVID-19(some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).
  6. Proof of the birth taking placeor having taken place – letter from a doctor
  7. proof of vaccination or digital EU/UK recovery certificate

If you want help completing the forms, our staff is available to do so.  Please go to yadlolim.org, complete the form on the homepage, choose corona travel and ask our team to be in touch to guide you with the form.

 

D)Grandparents for a bar or bat mitzvah 

To apply, use the consulate link.  The family in Israel can also apply using the interior ministry link.

You will need these documents:

  1. Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the bar or bat mitzvah
  2. Photocopy of passport or ID number of the parent of the bar or bat mitzvah whose parents are applying
  3. Photocopy of passports of the applicants
  4. Proof of family connection between the applicants, their child, and the grandchild
    (Birth certificates are best.  Very important – if the mother’s maiden name is listed on the birth certificate then you most include a marriage license to explain the change in her name from the birth certificate to her passport
  5. Isolation affidavit – one for each applicant.  Available by clicking here.
  6. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit which says outright that it includes COVID-19
    some of the companies we know of that provide such insurance include Allianz, Berkshire Hathaway, Trawick, IMG, Travelex, Square Mouth, TinLeg, Egert Cohen, Harel, Travel Guard and Travelinsuranceisrael.com).
  7. Invitation to the bar or bat mitzvah taking place
  8. proof of vaccination or digital EU/UK recovery certificate

If you want help completing the forms, our staff is available to do so.  Please go to yadlolim.org, complete the form on the homepage, choose corona travel and ask our team to be in touch to guide you with the form.

 

Process to enter Israel

You will gain entry into Israel via the Health Ministry Declaration Form: 48-hours before your flight, you will complete this form:

https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flight-form-content/

Tips for completing this form correctly:

  1. Must be completed within 48-hours of a flight; it will be the basis of your entry to Israel.
  2. You will need specific flight information, i.e., the name of the airline, the flight number and the estimated time that it arrives in Israel.
  3. You will need a specific isolation location, with a specific street address and house number that cannot be changed later on
  4. Make sure all files are under 1MB, and use comto compress files.

Everyone needs a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to takeoff or a lab-based antigen test within 24 hours of the flight. (An exemption from pre-departure PCR test will be granted to those recovered, if at least 11 days and no more than 3 months have passed from the day of diagnosis as a COVID-19 case. Note this exemption is for pre-departure PCR tests only; it is not an exemption from the PCR test on arrival in Israel.)

You must have your negative PCR test and a copy of the 48-hour Entry Declaration Form to board a plane to Israel.

Protocol for Arrival in Israel:

  1. Everyone, bar none, including Israeli citizens, need to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Please reserve your test in advance with TestnGo:https://testngo.femi.com/en/sign-in
  2. If you test positive at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be in 10-day quarantine. There are no exceptions and we have no way to shorten your quarantine if this happens.
  3. On your TestnGo form, we advise that you use an Israeli cell number that you have access to. That is where you will receive results of your PCR test. Failure to provide an Israeli cellphone number can become problematic.
  4. There is no longer a need for serological testing in Israel

Quarantine Rules in Israel from non-red countries:

72-hour quarantine: Most visitors arriving in Israel will be held to this level of quarantine, which means that you are released after you receive a negative PCR result from the airport and on day three.

There will be a 10-day quarantine for those who test positive for COVID at Ben Gurion Airport

There will be a 7-day quarantine for anyone with a valid Israeli passport who is not vaccinated or recovered within six months. Release from quarantine comes with a negative PCR upon arrival in Israel and a negative PCR on day seven.

Update as of May 21, 2022

There are no restrictions on entering Israel.  People of all ages can now enter Israel even if they never had COVID and were never vaccinated.
You also no longer have to test before or after your flight to Israel.

However, there is a form that you must complete within 48 hours of takeoff for your flight to Israel:

https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flight-form-content/

When completing this form, we recommend that you choose “other” and not “vaccinated” or “recovered.”  This won’t limit you in any manner during your time in Israel.

Israel does not require any testing before leaving the country. Please check with the airline regarding what your destination country requires.

If you test positive for corona while in Israel please click here  for the rules and procedures.