Updated March 9, 2022 10:19 AM IST
All travelers arriving in Israel, regardless of citizenship or age, are required to take a PCR test in the airport on arrival. They are then required to enter quarantine for 24 hours or until receipt of the negative result from the airport, the earlier of the two.
After Testing Positive for Corona:
After testing positive for Corona, a person is required to quarantine for 5 days. Day 1 is the day on which he was tested and he may leave quarantine from midnight following Day 5, after taking a negative home test on Days 4 and 5. He must have been asymptomatic for the 48 hours before exiting quarantine.
A Kupat Cholim member may obtain a recovery letter from their Kupat Cholim. The recovery letter will automatically be issued after midnight following Day 7. This can be accessed from your online account or through your local branch. Please note, until a release letter is generated, you may have difficulty leaving the country.
This recovery letter also makes you eligible for a Green Pass, as outlined here.
Anyone who is not registered in Kupat Cholim (e.g. tourists), can obtain a recovery letter from Bikurofe, a company authorized by the Ministry of Health for Covid related matters for those not registered with a Kupat Cholim. Email your full name, passport number, valid phone number and isolation address to: email@example.com. The recovery letter may be necessary for leaving the country.
After Coming into Contact with a Covid Patient:
Those considered vaccinated or recovered by Israel do not need to quarantine after being exposed to a confirmed Covid patient.
Those who are not considered vaccinated or recovered by Israel are required to quarantine for 14 days after having been exposed to Covid. This can be shortened to 5 days by testing negative (on a PCR or supervised antigen test) at the start of quarantine and again on Day 5. The first test is performed as close as possible to the exposure and the second test must be performed on Day 5. There must be 24 hours between the two tests. See here for testing locations. Once the second negative results are received, one need not wait for any notification and may leave quarantine.