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Update on the arrangements for Entering and Leaving the State of Israel

25 August 2021

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

A. As of yesterday, August 24, 2021, the Population and Immigration Authority will only issue approval to enter Israel for vaccinated travelers over twelve years of age. In addition, these travelers will be required to obtain an entry approval from the relevant Israeli consulate abroad. Each consulate may have different requirements prior to issuing such an approval.

The above requirement to obtain an approval from the Israeli consulate does not apply to individuals on a B-1 Work visa for a limited period of up to 45 days or if the traveler has a valid B-1 Work visa and multiple entry visa stamps within the traveler’s passport.

B. The government has also updated the classification risk of countries and as of Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the classifications will be as follows:

Red countries (high-risk countries)

  • Bulgaria
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Turkey


Orange countries (risk countries)

All countries which are not classified as red or yellow countries.


Yellow countries (low risk countries)

  • Bahrain
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Taiwan
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic


We are available to provide individualized advice to any employers dealing with the various issues that arise from the possibility of returning to remote work as well as other areas (including in relation to the possible implications of expanding the “Green Pass” requirement to workplaces).

We will continue to provide you with updates of any developments.

The Labour and Employment Department

Herzog, Fox & Neeman 

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