Israel: Extension of Exit and Entrance Restrictions for Travelers

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Restricted entrance for foreign nationals entering Israel  
  • Updated entrance requirements for Israel citizens 


The government of Israel will extend the restrictions for travelers entering Israel. Arrivals of all foreign nationals to Israel will not be permitted to enter the country beginning 12 Dec. 2021, unless a foreign national has an exemption approval issued by the Exceptions Committee. Israeli citizens who are either fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 recently will be permitted to enter Israel. However, these individuals will be required to: 

  • Take a PCR test upon arrival in Israel; 
  • Undergo a home isolation period; 
  • Take a second PCR test on the third day after arrival. If the test result is negative, the individual is permitted to end the home isolation period. If the test result is positive or a test is not taken on the third day of home isolation, the individual must complete the entire 14-day home isolation  

Unvaccinated Israel citizens will be required to adhere to the above-mentioned requirements, including taking a PCR test upon arrival in Israel. However, the second PCR test will be taken on day 7 instead of day 3. If a positive test is received or a test is not taken on the 7th day of home isolation, the individual must complete the entire 14-day home isolation. For additional entrance information click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Israel has updated entrance requirements for Israel citizens and will not permit foreign nationals to enter Israel until 20 Feb. 2022.  

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.