Israel: Updated Red List of Countries

December 20, 2021

Key Points  

  • Ireland, Norway, Spain, Finland, France, Sweden and the UAE will be added to Israel’s red list of countries on 19 Dec. 2021 

Overview 

The government of Israel will move the countries of Ireland, Norway, Spain, Finland, France, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates to its red list of countries on 19 Dec. 2021. For a complete list of red list countries click here. Foreign national travelers from red list countries are currently not permitted to enter Israel, unless the traveler has an exemption approval issued by the Exceptions Committee. Israeli citizens will not be permitted to travel to these countries and will have to undergo additional entrance requirements if returning from a red list country. For additional entrance information click here. 

What are the Changes? 

Travelers from Ireland, Norway, Spain, Finland, France, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates will not be permitted to enter Israel beginning 19 Dec. 2021.  

Looking Ahead  

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


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.  

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