The Israeli government recently announced that vaccinated travelers would no longer need a pre-entry permit to enter the country as of July 1.

Key Points:

  • Effective on July 1, vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Israel without a pre-entry permit.
  • The Ministry of Interior is expected to publish information in the coming days detailing which vaccinations will be accepted and what kind of proof of vaccination travelers will need.
  • All inbound foreign nationals still need to apply for pre-entry approval until July 1. Vaccination status will be the primary deciding factor for individuals still needing pre-entry approval.
  • Foreign nationals traveling from Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa are currently not permitted to enter the country due to high infection rates.

Additional Information: Israeli officials also announced that, effective immediately, foreign nationals holding a 45-day, Short Employment Authorization (SEA) work permit will no longer need a pre-entry permit. They must only present a copy of their SEA work permit upon arrival.

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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