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Israel Travel Restrictions

70.53% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 70.26% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Israel.

Israel entry details and exceptions

Entry to Israel is permitted to Israeli citizens; permanent residents; foreigners married to an Israeli citizen or permanent resident, travelers visiting a first degree relative, and foreign citizens with essential reason. Foreign nationals entering the country must have a special permit from the Population and Immigration Authority or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreigners who will enter Israel are required to have a travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.


Outgoing travel to IsraelTravelling from New Zealand to Israel

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Israel.

Details and exceptions

All travelers (including vaccinated and individuals who recovered from COVID-19) are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure to Israel.

Upon arrival, another PCR test must be performed. The test will be paid by the travelers. The test cost is NIS 80 if they prepay. Otherwise, they will need to pay NIS 100 at the airport.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers (regardless of where they come from) and travelers (including vaccinated or individuals who recovered from COVID-19 ) arriving from red countries are required to complete the full isolation period which is 14 days. Isolation period can be reduced if two (2) negative PCR tests are provided: The testing on arrival is considered as first test and the second can be done on the seventh (7th) day of isolation.

Vaccinated individuals or individuals who recovered from COVID-19 who carry a Ministry of Health-issued COVID certificate and who did not stay in a red destination in the past two weeks before entry to Israel can have the reduced isolation of Israel wherein isolation will only last for 24 hours or upon receiving a negative PCR test result on arrival (whichever is earlier).

More details on isolation in Israel can be found here.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Foreign travelers must apply to obtain an electronic approval 10-21 days before departure to Israel.

Entry Statement Form

Must be submitted no more than 24 hours before the scheduled time of departure.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Israel

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Israel

Masks:Recommended
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Israel. Please check the official guidelines from Israel for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Israel.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Israel.

  • Restaurants in Israel are open with restrictions. Bars in Israel are open with restrictions.

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