Business Travelers to Israel Required to use Special Permit

Under the latest COVID-19 updated policy, business travelers to Israel will be required to obtain a special permit.

What to Expect
  • Business travelers can apply for their permit online to the Ministry of Economics.
  • Applications are required from the business visitor AND the Israeli business sponsor (2 separate submissions).
  • Applicants must have proof of  Covid-19 vaccination and current travel documents.
Public Health Measures for Travelers
  • All travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Foreign National seeking entry to Israel will have to provide upon entry:
    • 72 hour pre-flight COVID-19 PCR test results document
    • Copy of medical health insurance, valid in Israel, that specifically includes coverage for COVID–19
    • Copy of Special Entry Permit to Israel During Covid.
    • Passport

Upon Entry to Israel: All incoming passengers must comply with COVID-19 testing requirements, including those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the virus.

  • Isolation is required for 14 days from arrival. The isolation period may be reduced to 10 days by showing negative results on two COVID-19 tests. The first test should be taken as soon as possible after arrival, and the second test on the 9th day.
  • Those who Vaccinated abroad: upon receipt of a “Negative” COVID – 19 check at the airport, the individual can perform a serological test. The serological test can be made at the isolation place or the private authorized clinic.

Upon receiving confirmation of immunity, the individual can apply for a waiver from isolation from the Ministry of Health.


Under the current COVID-19 policy, entry to Israel for business is limited to vaccinated travelers only. Travelers from the following countries are banned from entry without special exception: Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico, Argentina, and Russia.