New Regulation, valid as of 29.11.2021

Due to the discovery of the discovery of the COVID-variant Omicron (B.1.1.529), foreigners cannot enter Israel at the moment for business trips at all.

This rule is set to be valid for 14 weeks and will be reassessed on December 7th.


 

Please note, that there is no need any more to be invited by an Israeli entity and receive an approval for the business trips.

Before entry travellers need to fill out an entry-form, which can be accessed here: Entry Form to Israel

Version 2.0   28/10/2021

  1. The Outline
    • As of November 1, 2021, any foreign (vaccinated) person who meets all the cumulative conditions will be allowed to enter:
      • Providing they did not stay in a red country during the 14 days before entering Israel.
      • Vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or applicable, in accordance with the conditions set forth in section 3 below.
      • There is no other impediment to bringing him into Israel.
      • Entered Israel through Ben Gurion Airport.
      • A foreigner who does not meet the above conditions will not be allowed to enter Israel through this outline, not even under full isolation conditions (For this population, the Exceptions Committees will continue operating).
  1. The vaccines approved in this outline:

2.1       Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson – Janssen,  AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac,

In case of a vaccination with SputniK-V, see the reservations in section 3.4 below.

  1. Vaccination and recovery protocol approved by the Ministry of Health

3.1 Foreigners vaccinated with Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca / Sinovac or Sinopharm:

  • 3.1.1. Received two vaccine shots; 14 days or more passed since their second vaccine upon entry to Israel (but no more than 180 days upon leaving Israel).
  • 3.1.2. Received the booster vaccine dose; 14 days or more passed since their booster shot upon entry to Israel.

3.2 Foreigners vaccinated with Janssen’s vaccine:

  • 3.2.1. 14 days or more passed since the vaccination date upon entry to Israel (but no more than 180 days upon leaving Israel).
  • 3.2.2.   Received a booster dose, and 14 days or more passed since their booster shot upon entry to Israel.

3.3 Foreigners presenting a reference that the Israeli MOH systems can digitally authenticate,[1] to a positive result in a NAAT (Molecular test resembling PCR)

  • 3.3.1. 11 days or more have passed since the test upon entry to Israel (but no more than 190 days upon leaving Israel).
  • 3.3.2 Received in addition at least one dose of the vaccines approved by the WHO (in this case, time span and sequence of events is inconsequential)

3.4. Foreigners vaccinated with Sputnik, as of 15.11.21, and subject to a positive Serologist test result in Israel (will remain in isolation until a positive result is obtained).

  • 3.4.1. Received two vaccine shots, and 14 days or more passed since their second shot upon entry to Israel (but no more than 180 days upon leaving Israel).
  • 3.4.2. Received the booster vaccine dose, and 14 days or more passed since their booster shot upon entry to Israel.
  1. The process of entering Israel:

4.1. Perform a PCR test up to 72 hours before an outbound flight.

4.2. Filling out a passenger declaration before entering Israel:

  • 4.2.1. Passengers with a verifiable digital certificate will scan or upload their immunization or recovery certificate to the incoming passenger form and receive a green pass before boarding the plane.
  • 4.2.2. Passengers who do not have a verifiable digital certificate will declare their vaccination status in the incoming passenger form and fill out an application to shorten the isolation period. Then, they will attach the relevant documents to receive a green pass before boarding the plane.

4.3. Boarding conditions:

  • 4.3.1. Presenting documentation to a negative PCR test result performed up to 72 hours before the flight.
  • 4.3.2. Presenting proof of filling the incoming passenger declaration.
  •  4.3.3.1. Certificate of immunization attesting to the performance of vaccinations in accordance with the provisions of section 3 above.
  • 4.3.3.2. Certificate of recovery, the Israeli MOH systems can digitally authenticate, indicating a recovery in accordance with the provisions of section 3 above.
  •  4.3.3.3. Exceptional entry permit from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior (Exceptions’ Outline, Groups)

4.4. Conducting random document compliance check-ups by the Population Authority at Ben Gurion Airport.

4.5. Performing a PCR test upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport; remaining in isolation until a negative result is obtained, or 24 hours, whichever earlier.

4.6. For those vaccinated with Sputnik vaccines only – performing a serological test at Ben Gurion Airport; isolation until a positive test result is obtained (In addition to isolation until a negative result is obtained for the PCR test taken upon landing).

 

  1. Events and Responses:
Event Response
1 A foreigner in transit who does not comply with the threshold conditions His entry to Israel will be denied, and he will be returned to his country of origin.
2 A foreigner who was tested positive to COVID-19 during his stay in Israel Will be transferred to a hospital-hotel at the responsibility of the Home Front Command; medical treatment is at the expense of the foreigner, under his insurance policy.
3 A person who received the Sputnik vaccine, but his serological test result is negative He will be allowed to remain in Israel, subject to complete isolation (14 days, with an option to shorten the time to 7 days), but may return to his country during the isolation period.
4 A foreigner presenting a forged document Entry to Israel is denied for a period of 5 years.
5 A foreigner who is positive to COVID-19 but refuses to vacate to a motel or violates isolation rules Entry to Israel is denied for a period of 5 years.
6 A foreigner who was not found positive to COVID-19 but still violates isolation rules Entry to Israel is denied for a period of 3 years.

 

[1] For the list of countries that issue certificates that the Israeli MOH systems can digitally authenticate: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en