(9/2021) Travel to Israel Resumed!
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, travel to Israel has been banned. Restricting travel is quite depressing, as many consider travel a symbol of freedom. Some in fact see it as the greatest joy of life.
Fortunately, Israel led a successful 3rd booster shot project to its population in recent months. As a result, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism just announced the reopening of its borders to small groups. This change will be implemented on September 19th for groups, and in October for individuals.
In Israel itself life is almost back to normal. Masks are only required indoors, and most hotels and restaurants are open, as well as shopping centers and theaters.
So what will take to travel to Israel? Although it has not been confirmed yet, it seems the protocol for tourists will be:
- Proof of vaccination approved by the US and EU (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zaneca, J&J), received less then 6 months before entering Israel.
- Completing a PCR test upon arrival, at the cost of about $30.While waiting for the PCR results, tourists must be quarantined at the hotel. However, it is possible to take public transportation from the airport to the hotel (doesn’t make much sense, I know).
A negative PCR test is also required for any departure flight. There are several companies offering this service ranging from $15-$150.
Ready to book a tour to Israel?
We estimate that once tourism to Israel fully resumes there will be much demand to reach and tour it. After all, Israel is not just another tour site. For many it is also a holy pilgrimage destination.
We therefore recommend reserving a flight, a hotel, and perhaps a guide, assuming they all have a flexible cancellation policy.
Interested in a tour to Israel? Check out the many multi-day tour offers we have, and contact us for a quote!