The Israeli government recently launched a new entry permit requirement for business visitors.

Key Points:

  • Business visitors now must obtain a special entry permit from the Ministry of Interior.
  • Both the business visitor and the Israeli business sponsor must submit separate electronic applications to the Ministry of Interior. The applications must be supported by detailed information and documentation proving the travel is of extreme necessity and that the business activity cannot be completed outside the country.
  • The applicant must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for the entry permit and must comply with current home isolation requirements upon entering the country.

Additional Information: All foreign nationals intending to enter Israel must provide a copy of medical health insurance that covers COVID-19-related costs in Israel. Before the flight, travelers must show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Upon arrival, all travelers, including vaccinated individuals, must adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements. Travel from Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the Ukraine remains suspended until at least June 13.

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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