The Israel government has lifted its pre-entry COVID-19 testing requirement for all travelers except those who hold B-2 visitor visas.

Key Points:

  • Travelers who hold B-2 visitor visas must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or a negative antigen test taken within 24 before arrival to enter Israel
  • Travelers who hold A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, B-1, B-3 and B-4 visas are exempt from the pre-entry COVID-19 testing requirement.
  • More information regarding Israel’s border measures and entry requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Entry requirements may change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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