Israel to Reopen to International Travel Jan. 9

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that on Jan. 9, the country will reopen its borders to all international travelers.

“We are thrilled that our incredible country is once again opening its borders to travelers worldwide,” said Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “Israel continues to take countless necessary steps to ensure a COVID-safe experience for both those coming into the country as well as our residents. It’s important for our visitors to feel confident when exploring our country and we’re so excited to welcome everyone back!”

The following guidelines that were announced in November for entry into the country remain in place. Those guidelines require all visitors to:

Take a PCR test 72 hours before an out- bound flight, fill out a passenger declaration, and take a PCR test upon arrival in Israel (must quarantine in hotel until results return or 24 hours pass – the lesser of the two).

To enter the country, visitors must:

• Have been vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of entry into Israel;

• Those that have received the booster vaccine dose, and at least 14 days have passed since received, can enter Israel;

• Have been inoculated with one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of entry into Israel ;

• Have recovered from COVID-19 and who present proof of the results of a positive NAAT test at least 11 days prior to the day of entry into Israel;

• Have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least one dose of the WHO- approved vaccines.

Dead Sea Salt Photo by Itamar Grinberg
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