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.
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Israel.
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.
Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.
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.
Travellers returning from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
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
Visitors returning from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
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.
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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