COVID-19: Pre-entry approval requirement reinstated

24 Jun 21

ISRAEL

IMPACT – MEDIUM

The Israeli government recently delayed the plan to allow vaccinated individuals to enter the country without a pre-entry permit until Aug. 1.

Key Points:

  • Inbound foreign nationals, including those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19, will be required to apply for pre-entry approval until Aug. 1.
  • Foreign nationals from Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa are currently not permitted to enter the country due to high infection rates.

Additional Information: On June 20, the Ministry of Interior announced that Israel would vacate the pre-entry permit requirement on July 1. However, since that announcement, Israel has seen a spike in virus variant cases, causing the Ministry of Health to delay the plan until Aug. 1. The Israeli government is expected to publish information in the coming weeks detailing which vaccinations will be accepted and what types of vaccination proof will be required.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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