Israel Set To Welcome All Tourists On March 1

Beginning March 1, Israel will welcome all tourists of all ages whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz held additional discussions on easing coronavirus restrictions, with the participation of Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov on Sun., Feb. 20, 2022.

Given the steady decline in the morbidity data, it was decided to open the skies to incoming foreign tourism and significantly ease coronavirus restrictions. As of March 1, 2022, tourists of all ages will be permitted to enter Israel, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, subject to two negative PCR tests (one prior to departure and the second after landing in Israel).

They will be required to quarantine in their hotel until they receive the result of a negative PCR or 24 hours – whichever comes first.  There will not be an option of a lab-based antigen test.

Commenting on the announcement, Gal Hana, Consul for Tourism and Director for Canada’s representative Israel Ministry of Tourism office said: “We are very optimistic about these first steps to a broader opening of the expected floodgates for international tourist arrivals to Israel. Measures and other COVID-19 protocols in Israel continue to be dissolved for our local population, as they are in countries around the globe, thus the easing of entry requirements for Canadians and other travellers from abroad.”

Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America, said: “We are thrilled that the government is taking the necessary steps to fully reopen Israel to all travellers around the world. This ease in restrictions allows for more travellers to enter our country while also ensuring the health and wellbeing of all. Despite the country’s closure over the past two years, we are back and better than ever and travellers can expect refurbished historical sites with increased accessibility, new hotels, new museums and more.”


Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz and Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov