Israel Expands Foreign National Suspension and Updates Isolation Requirements

Israel has issued new isolation requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers and expanded the entry suspension to include foreign nationals from Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Belarus, and Russia. From Friday, July 23, Spain and Kyrgyzstan are included as well.

Key Highlights
  • Isolation is a minimum of 14 days, though there is an option to shorten the period following two negative PCR tests, first on arrival, then on day 7.
  • Travelers arriving from regions identified as high risk, even if vaccinated or recovered in Israel, must enter isolation until they receive the result of the COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Israel or isolate for 24 hours (whichever is earlier).
  • Vaccinated travelers and those who have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel are exempt from the isolation requirement, so long as they don’t travel from a location with the highest COVID-19 risk, or a location with a COVID-19 travel warning,

Travelers to Israel can calculate the length of isolation with this calculator (available in Hebrew only).


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