Israel Reopens for Tourism

The Government of Israel removed all countries from the Red List, with changes going into effect on January 7, 2022. The United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Mexico, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Turkey will move from the Red List to the Orange List.

The country reopened to tourism travel on Sunday, January 9, 2022.


What to Expect
  • Permitted travelers must be fully vaccinated at least 14 to 180 days before departure.
    • Recovery certificates are only recognized from the European Union.
  • Travelers must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
  • Travelers must submit an online entry form.
  • Upon arrival, travelers will take a PCR test at Ben Gurion Airport and must quarantine until a negative result is received.


Erickson Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and guidance from government agencies and health advisories change often. Israel continues to advise its citizens against international travel, especially to countries where the infection rate is higher than it is in Israel.

Erickson Immigration Group will continue to send updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.