Israel: Updated Entrance Requirements 

May 17, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • Removal of arrival testing requirements for all travelers entering Israel beginning 20 May 2022  


The government of Israel announced that travelers will no longer be required to take a PCR test upon arrival beginning 20 May 2022. Foreign national travelers will be required to provide either a negative rapid antigen test taken 24 hours prior to departure or a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure.  

What are the Changes?   

Travelers entering Israel will no longer be required to undergo testing upon arrival. Foreign national travelers will still be required to undergo pre-departure testing requirements and should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival, where applicable.   

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Israel’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 12 May 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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