Published January 6, 2022 3:59 PM IST
Health Ministry Director General Nachman Ash announced this afternoon that Israel’s so-called Red country list will be abolished. This move will take effect tonight at midnight.
The new ruling means that fully vaccinated tourists (or recovered by EDUC standards) will be eligible to enter Israel from anywhere in the world, beginning Sunday, January 9. This means that passengers must have received 3 vaccines, or received their second vaccine in the past 180 days. More than 14 days must have elapsed since their last vaccine.
Furthermore, fully recovered/vaccinated travelers entering Israel from Orange countries will be permitted to perform a shortened quarantine. They will be permitted to exit quarantine after 24 hours or upon receiving negative Covid results, the earlier of the two. Unvaccinated/non-recovered passengers (Israelis or foreigners with special entry permits) entering from Orange countries will continue to be required to quarantine for 14 days. This may be shortened to 7 days with a negative PCR test on the first and seventh days.
More details will follow.