From January 9, medical tourists can again come to Israel for treatment!
General conditions for entry to Israel
Foreign tourists from countries not on the Israeli Ministry of Health’s red list are allowed.
Foreign tourists from “red” countries will be able to arrive in Israel only after receiving permission from the special commission for emergency cases. The staff of the international department of the Hadassah Clinic can assist in obtaining it.
All foreign nationals must be vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health or have recovered status from COVID-19.
Unvaccinated and non-recovered people are prohibited from entering the country.
List of approved vaccines
- Johnson & Johnson
- Bharat biotech
- Indian Whey Institute
- “Sputnik V” – special conditions – see below
Before departure, you must:
Pass the PCR test within 72 hours before flying to Israel.
Make a Rapid Test at a medical facility (not at home) within 24 hours of the flight.
Only those who have received a negative PCR test or Express test will be allowed to board the aircraft.
Before boarding the plane, you must present an official document in English with a negative result and indicating your passport number. Test results in any other form will not be considered.
For details on exemption from a PCR test, filling out a declaration and a list of required documents, please visit the website of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
In the airplane
Adults and children 6 years and older must wear a mask over the nose and mouth, observe social distance and personal hygiene rules.
At the airport in Israel
Everyone arriving in Israel, regardless of age, including those who have been vaccinated and recovered, will have to take a PCR test in addition to the test taken before departure.
Vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine
In addition to the PCR test, foreign citizens vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will have to take a serological test at the airport.
If the test result is positive, the tourist will receive a “green passport” for a period of 1 month and will have to undergo a shortened quarantine, which will last 24 hours or until a negative PCR test is received at the airport.
In the event of a negative serological test, the Population and Migration Board will decide on a case-by-case basis whether the tourist should be allowed to go through full quarantine while remaining in Israel, or whether he will need to leave the country.
You can find out more about the passage of quarantine on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
The duration of the vaccines
From the moment you receive the second dose of vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Bharat Biotech, the Indian Serum Institute or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, at least 14 days must elapse before arriving in Israel, and no more than 180 days before leaving Israel. The day of vaccination does not count.
At least 14 days must pass from the moment of receiving the booster dose. The day of vaccination does not count.
In these cases, the tourist is considered vaccinated within six months from the moment of the last vaccination or until 28.2.2022 – until the later of the two dates.
Vaccinated “Sputnik V” are considered vaccinated within 1 month from the date of entry into Israel, if:
At least 14 days have passed since the day you received the second dose of the vaccine;
a serological test taken at the airport gave a positive result.
The day of vaccination does not count.
You can learn more about the rules regarding the validity period of vaccines on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Health.