As of May 20, all travellers flying into Israel are no longer be required to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.
The change will now allow for travellers to depart the airport without having to take a COVID test and quarantine – they are free to begin their vacation the minute they step off the plane.
As of May 21, Israel also lifted lifted all pre-departure COVID testing requirements. Therefore, there will be no need for a PCR test or Antigen test before you depart for Israel regardless of vaccination status.
A completed entry form is also still required to enter the country and masks are required on international flights.
Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America, said that: “This new development in Israel’s testing and entry requirements is another fantastic step in being able to welcome visitors back to Israel,” “With travelers planning their summer and fall trips now, this will make traveling to Israel simpler and more relaxing upon arrival – your vacation will really begin when you step off the plane. We hope this new ease in restrictions will allow for even more visitors to enjoy our country.”
Gal Hana, Director Counsel of Canada for the Israel Ministry of Tourism, said that: “The news surrounding the lifting of the pre-departure testing and testing upon arrival in Israel, is a momentous occasion! We are excited to make this announcement as Canadians have already started to fill flights to Israel over the last few months. Our travellers can now enter Israel with more ease and less traveler anxiety, knowing they are free to explore the country as soon as they arrive at Ben Gurion.”