Entrance to Israel Advisory

TRAVEL TO ISRAEL NEW UPDATED INFORMATION

UPDATED May 10, 2021
For a general overview of all travelers, including Israeli citizens and foreign nationals Click Here
For a detailed overview of specific situations and appropriate links Click Here

Current Student Visa Holders: Anybody with a valid student visa that is traveling directly from either the USA or England no longer needs an Entry Permit / Ishur – (ELAL Flights are strongly recommended by the Interior Ministry)

New Students or Current students who are newly married or with new baby: 
Please click here for further details

Apostille: An apostille is no longer required to accompany any proof of relationship documents.

Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can. 

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance,
Phone: 646-517-0222 ext 999
This phone is being monitored 24/7 for life and death emergencies.

General Overview

This is a general overview for all travelers including Israeli Citizens and foreign nationals.

Eligibility:

With the exception of Israeli passport holders and Israeli Visa holders, all foreigners seeking to enter Israel should follow the instructions below.  

All who are seeking entry to Israel, including Israeli citizens will be required to complete two declaration forms, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

The following are current guidelines regarding entry permits into Israel:

A. Israeli citizens with a valid Israeli travel document (passport or travel document) are allowed to fly to Israel without prior approval
B. Every Israeli visitor and every foreigner who has been approved for entry is required to perform a PCR test within 72 hours prior to the flight to Israel.
C. Foreigners and Israelis who have not been vaccinated in Israel are obligated to be quarantined as instructed by the Ministry of Health. Those who present a vaccinated or recovering certificate from abroad will be required to perform a serological test at the institute of their choice in Israel. A positive result in the serological test (confirmation of the presence of antibodies) may allow shortening of isolation Click Here for more information regarding quarantine.
D. Foreigners leaving Israel before the end of the isolation period, without special approval from the Israeli authorities, violate the laws of the State of Israel and may face severe penalties including a 5 year ban of future entry into Israel. 

The following categories can only apply to enter Israel if they have been vaccinated, even if in a foreign country, or if the applicant has proof that they have recovered from COVID:

  1. Anyone visiting a 1st-degree relative 

  2. A foreign parent of an Israeli child residing in Israel

  3. Attending a Bar/Bat Mitzvah of a 1st-degree relative (which is really the same as visiting a 1st-degree relative)

  4. Going for the birth of a grandchild (which is really the same as visiting a 1st-degree relative, either the 1st-degree relative is the mother of the new baby or the father of the new baby)

  5. A foreigner married to an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident.

The following categories can apply to enter Israel even if not vaccinated, but in that case, the applicant is subject to follow full quarantine guidelines. Click Here for more information

  1. Parents of a Bride or Groom attending the upcoming wedding.

  2. 1st-degree relatives visiting a lone soldier or someone doing Sherut Leumi

For all who are vaccinated or have proof of COVID recovery, one can take a serology test upon arrival to Israel, and within 24 hours of submitting the results, should the antibody levels be at the approved levels by the ministry of health, an exemption from quarantine email will be sent to them. 

Definition of a 1st-degree relative living in Israel: The person living in Israel must be an Israeli citizen or a legal resident.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!! STUDENT VISA HOLDERS ARE NOT CONSIDERED RESIDENTS OF ISRAEL, SO THEIR 1st-DEGREE RELATIVES CAN NOT APPLY TO ENTER ISRAEL UNDER THIS CATEGORY

•     Please make sure to send in the request 2-3 weeks prior to your flight date. The department cannot process earlier requests. 

•     Examining each request and receiving a response takes at least 10-12 days from the date you submitted a full and complete request that included all required documents.

•     All required documents must be attached, according to the category that applies to you, in one PDF file not exceeding 5MB. Shrinking the file size can be done using online services. (such as ilovepdf.com – recommendation only. Use at your own discretion)

•     Requests and status checks can only be made through email. Questions and requests made on other platforms will not be addressed.

Prior to your flight:

All travelers must complete the following steps prior to arriving at the airport:

  1. All passengers must take a PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Israel. Passengers must show the result during check-in. Passengers with no valid PCR test will be declined from boarding the flight

  2. Fill out and print the following “traveler entry” declaration for each traveler. Click here to enter the “traveler entry” declaration page

  3. Fill out and print the following “self-isolation” declaration for each traveler. Click here to enter the “self-isolation” declaration page

* The two declarations will be required for boarding and when landing. Travelers who won’t have both declarations filled out will be delayed at the airport until completing both declarations!

Important Note: Amudim does not charge fees for any service we provide for the community. Should anyone claim that he/she was asked to pay for assistance, please email [email protected] right away, and let us know.