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28 September 2021

Certificate adoption

Yes, Israel has begun issuing new documentation with proof of virus vaccination or recovery that will be valid until the end of the year. The new documentation can be downloaded from the Health Ministry’s website here. and can be used to travel out of Israel as they are accepted by the European Union and some other countries.

Israel and the European Union (EU) on 15 September, 2021 agreed on mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates. This move, expected to take effect in early October, will facilitate tourism and economic relations between Israel and Europe. The agreement will allow eligible Israelis to obtain the EU digital COVID certificate, which will make it easier for Israelis to travel to EU countries, according to a statement by the Israeli Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


2 June 2021

Instrument type

Vaccination and Immunity based

Certificate name

Vaccination and Recovery Certificates/Certificates of vaccination and recovery/Coronavirus Certificate

Certificate details

The certificate contains this following information:
1.Full name
2.Date of birth
3.Expiration date
4.Status of vaccination (including date of vaccination, vaccine brand, number of dose received, and location at which the person get vaccinated)

Certificate format

Available in electronic format with QR-Code

Entry protocol

International Travel Restrictions for Travelers Arriving in Israel

Israel uses a three-color scale (i.e., red, orange, and yellow) to assign COVID-19-related international travel restrictions by country, including both for travelers arriving in Israel from abroad and those traveling from Israel to another country. To view international travel rules by country or color designation, click here.

All persons traveling to Israel who have been outside of the country for 72 hours or longer must produce a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure for Israel. Individuals who have recovered from the disease and have received either an Israeli recovery certificate or a positive result from a PCR test taken in Israel at least 11 days and no more than three months before traveling to Israel are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement. Foreign nationals must present an entry permit to border control upon arrival to enter Israel; to access the entry permit application, click here.

All incoming international travelers must take another COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.

Quarantine Requirements

Israel enforces mandatory quarantine requirements adjusted by location of origin and vaccination/recovery status. In general, travelers who have not been vaccinated or have never been infected with COVID-19 in Israel must enter isolation. Additionally, travelers arriving from red countries must also enter isolation, as well as individuals arriving from an orange-designated location who fail to satisfy the definitions of vaccinated or recovered status from an orange country.

Arriving travelers from all locations, regardless of vaccination or recovery status, must enter isolation at least until receiving a negative result from the COVID-19 test taken upon arrival or isolate for 24 hours, whichever duration is shorter. Specifically, this isolation scheme is in place for individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered in Israel and have only visited yellow countries in the last 14 days, as well as travelers arriving from an orange country that satisfy the definitions of a vaccinated/recovered person from an orange country.

For other travelers, isolation is generally required for a period of 14 days upon arrival. However, these individuals may shorten the isolation period by receiving two negative PCR test results – the first from the mandatory test taken upon arrival and the second taken on the seventh day of isolation. Individuals who test negative twice are permitted to exit isolation after receiving a second negative.

Travel bubble

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Vaccines approved by the USA or European Union (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Johnson and Johnson)

Border status

Partially open [Travelers must apply in advance to the Israeli government for a permit to enter or transit Israel]