Tel Aviv, Israel, Entry Rules

The end of COVID tests to enter Israel

It’s finally happening, the day we have been all waiting for:

As of Friday, May 20, at midnight (on the night between Friday and Saturday, May 21), the following guidance will take effect:

  • It will not be required to present a negative result on a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel or a cruise to Israel or before arriving at an Israeli land border crossing.
  • The PCR testing mandate for those entering Israel at airports and maritime and land border crossings will be lifted.
  • It will not be required to isolate for 24 hours after entering Israel.


  • The mask mandate during international flights – will remain in effect.
  • The requirement to fill an entry statement before arriving in Israel via air or sea – will remain in effect.