Client Update - Goldfarb Seligman
Israel to Fully Reopen Its Borders to Foreign Tourists

Dear Clients,

Foreign tourists - regardless of their vaccination status - will be welcomed back to Israel as of Tuesday, March 1, 2022. This, according to new guidelines jointly announced by the Prime Minister and Health Minister.

Under the new guidelines, foreign visitors will be permitted to enter Israel, whether or not they have been vaccinated. All foreign visitors will be required to undertake a PCR test shortly prior to departure for Israel, and another upon landing in the country. 

In discussing the opening of Israel’s borders, the Ministers’ announcement noted the decline in COVID morbidity data, and declared: “this is the time to gradually open what we were the first in the world to close.” 

The new guidelines provide that unvaccinated Israeli citizens will no longer need to quarantine until receipt of negative PCR test results. That said, the guidelines are silent on any easing of quarantine requirements for foreign travelers, so presumably, and until further notice, the current quarantine requirements continue in force. These requirements provide as follows:

  • Vaccinated or recovered travelers: Quarantine at home or hotel until receiving a negative result on the PCR test taken upon arrival in Israel, or for 24 hours (whichever is earlier).

  • Unvaccinated travelers: Minimum 5 day quarantine if a second PCR test taken on Day 5 generates a negative result. If positive, the quarantine period is 14 days. 

For the full announcement please click here. 



For more information, please contact: 


Amir Vang



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