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Covid Travel Ban – List of Red Countries for Israelis, Orange & Yellow

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Last Updated on October 14, 2021

Israeli travel ban – the red list and the yellow and orange lists.

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Update: As of October 3rd the travel ban to the remaining red countries will be lifted. Israelis can now travel to any destination while observing Covid-19 regulations as set out by the Ministry of Health.

As per September 3rd, 2021, Israel’s red-list currently includes a travel ban to:

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Mexico
  3. Brazil
  4. Turkey

Travel to one of these countries requires permission from the exceptions committee. Israelis caught traveling to these countries without the necessary permission, will face a significant fines upon their return. 

201 countries are on the orange list

Travel to orange countries is permitted, but the Ministry of Health advises to avoid travel because of local infection rates.

Travelers arriving from an orange (at-risk) country must complete the full isolation period, including those vaccinated and recovered.

Under certain circumstances it is possible to shorten the isolation period to 24 hours.

10 countries remain on the yellow list.

Travel to a yellow country is permitted.

Unvaccinated or non-infected travelers coming to Israel from yellow locations must enter full isolation.

Vaccinated or recovered travelers coming to Israel from yellow (low-risk) countries must enter a 24-hour isolation or isolate until their PCR test result is negative (whichever is earlier). 

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