Latest Update as of 9/3/2021
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, history, and where they are traveling from – 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 level 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.
For an up to date list of what countries are considered high risk and low risk, please visit the following link. Please not this information can change quickly and without advanced warning. We therefore strongly advise that you check this list prior to flying Click here for the list.
- All travelers returning from these countries, including vaccinated or recovered persons will be required to observe quarantine. Quarantine is 14 days, but can be shortened to 7 days.
- In order to shorten the Quarantine/Bidud period from 14 days to 7 days – you will need 2 negative pcr test results – the 1st that was taken upon arrival at the airport in Israel and a 2nd test taken on day # 7 from when you arrived. If both tests come back negative, you are released from quarantine and free to travel freely both within Israel and free to fly out of Israel.
1. Ichud Hatzalah also offers serological testing at Ohaliav St. 2, Yerushalayim (between 9 AM and 9 PM) or Bnei Brak- Shlomo Hamelech St. 9 (between 2PM-9PM). Tests cost 249 NIS. Hatzalah can be reached by calling *9034. They also provide a home testing service. Click Here for more information.
2. In Yerushalayim, you may test in Shaarei Tzedek or Hadassah hospitals, Rambam Lab 02-623-1214 or Refuit clinic 02-566-8888. Contact the location for cost and what documents are required.
3. Mrs Ayala Bernstein – Will come to one’s house to test for antibodies. The results of the antibody tests she performs are recognized by the Ministry of Health. For price and more details please contact her directly. 052-690-0576
4.If you are a Kupat Cholim member- Contact your doctor to get a referral and schedule the first possible appointment by your kupa’s lab.