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Updates to Covid-19 Regulations for Entry into Israel (As of March 1, 2022)

28 February 2022

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

We would like to update you that the Israeli Government has updated and its policies with respect to entry into Israel.

Effective as of March 1, 2022, it is no longer required to be vaccinated / recovered from Covid in order to be allowed entry into Israel. That is to say, even individuals who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid will be allowed entry into Israel.

All those entering Israel (Israeli and non-Israeli citizens) are required to complete a passenger declaration no more than 48 hours prior to entering Israel.

Israeli citizens, permanent residents of Israel and holders of a temporary Israeli residence permit (A5 Visa) are exempt from the need to obtain a PCR test before entering Israel.

Recently recovered individuals (i.e. people who have tested positive for Covid in a PCR or rapid (antigen) test during the three month period immediately prior to flying to Israel) are exempt from the need to provide a negative PCR test result prior to flying to Israel, provided that at least 8 days have elapsed since the date of the official positive result.

Individuals who have been outside of Israel for less than 72 hours will also be exempt from the need to provide a negative PCR test result prior to flying to Israel.
Anyone entering Israel must remain in isolation until she or he has received a negative result from the PCR test performed upon entering Israel, but not more than 24 hours after such test.

Committed to isolation – Israeli and non-Israeli citizens who test positive for Covid in the test performed upon entering Israel or later must remain in isolation according to the Ministry of Health’s instructions. In addition, anyone (whether an Israeli or foreign citizen), who comes into contact with an individual who has tested positive for Covid, whether on a flight to Israel or in Israel itself, must remain in isolation according to the Ministry of Health’s instructions, unless such person is considered vaccinated for Covid or has recovered from Covid, according to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.

Individuals who are required to isolate, should comply with the following rules regarding such isolation:

1. Isolation must not take place in a public hotel.

2. Non-Israeli citizens must isolate in one of the hotels designated for such purpose by the Israeli government.

3. Israeli citizens are permitted to isolate in a private, rented or holiday property of which they are the only occupants.

Any individual vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccination who wishes to be recognized in Israel as adequately vaccinated must perform a serological examination.


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

The Labour and Employment Department
Herzog Fox & Neeman

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