Latest Update as of 6/29/2021
UPDATED QUARANTINE GUIDANCE:
All persons entering the State of Israel at this time, regardless of citizenship, are obligated to adhere to all of the rules of quarantine, as determined by the Ministry of Health upon your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
Depending on each traveler’s individual circumstances and history, a determination will be made upon arrival (there is no mechanism to make a request until you have already landed in Israel) as to which of the following 4 levels of quarantine each traveler will be obligated to adhere to.
Foreigners leaving Israel before the end of the isolation period or found to be in violation of quarantine regulations without special approval from the Israeli authorities, violate the laws of the State of Israel and face a penalty of future denial of entry and up to A 5 YEAR ENTRY BAN INTO ISRAEL
Israeli Citizens found to be in violation of quarantine guidelines risk a significant fine from the government (up to 10,000 shekels per person / per violation) and potentially being denied the ability to leave the country until those fines are paid in full.
The 4 levels of quarantine are as follows:
A) 0 – 1 DAY Pending PCR test results taken upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport – Those who were fully vaccinated in Israel and have an Israeli ministry of health vaccination record, those who previously had COVID while in Israel and have a Ministry of Health issued recovery letter (michtav machlim / teudat machlim), or have an Israeli government issued COVID recovery certificate – upon receiving a negative result from the PCR test taken at the airport, may not be required to quarantine at all, but this is up to Ministry of Health, and can be required to quarantine in certain circumstances.
B) 1-3 DAYS – For those that were vaccinated outside of Israel, or those that recovered from COVID outside of Israel, will be permitted to take a serological antibody test at a Ministry of Health approved Testing site. If you test positive for antibodies, you can then submit those results to the Ministry of Health with a request for quarantine exemption.
The list of government testing sites in Hebrew can be found here
To view the list in English, click here
A list of government approved private testing sites, that we have found to be reliable, can be found here
C) 10 Days – Upon arrival in the Airport in Israel – you can take a pcr COVID test and another pcr COVID test at any Ministry of Health approved testing site on your 9th day in Israel. If both of those pcr COVID tests are negative, you can submit both results to the ministry of health with a request for exemption/early release from quarantine.
D) 14 DAYS – you can choose not to do any testing and remain in isolation for a full 14 days. You will receive an email from the ministry of health detailing the date and time of your release from quarantine, based upon 14 days from the date and time of your arrival in Israel.
THE REGULATIONS FOR THIS PROCESS CHANGE FREQUENTLY, THIS IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION WE HAVE.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]. If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please call David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, at 646-517-0222 ext 999, 24 hours a day1