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Travel during COVID-19



Travel during COVID-19

Travel to and from Israel

 ISRAEL: COVID-19. Update: The following rules apply to entry and exit:
ENTRY: Entry into Israel by non-Israeli citizens is only possible by having:
1. A specific authorization issued by the Israeli authorities, unless the traveler holds an Israeli identity card ("teudat zeut") or long-term visas (B1 or A1, A2, A3, A4, A5). For more information on the procedures for requesting an authorization to enter Israel, see this link;
2. A negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of departure to be presented to the air carrier before boarding;
3. A health self-certification form obtained by filling out the "inbound clearance application" online within 24 hours of departure;
4. Insurance that covers the risk of COVID disease for the entire period of your stay in Israel.

Upon arrival in Israel it is mandatory to undergo an additional PCR test at the airport (book it here).
Starting August 11, anyone entering Israel from Italy (vaccinated, recovered or not), in addition to the PCR test upon arrival at the airport, will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be reduced to seven with a second negative PCR test. carried out on the seventh day. Those vaccinated or recovered with a non-Israeli certificate, in addition to the PCR test on arrival at the airport and quarantine, will also have to carry out a serological test.

Starting from August 20, to access any cultural or sporting event, gyms, restaurants, banquet halls, conference rooms, tourist attractions and religious places, regardless of the number of attendees, it will be necessary to present the "green pass" or the certificate of vaccination / recovery or negative test (except for children under three years of age). People with a non-Israeli vaccination or recovery certificate will be able to request the "green pass" at the end of the self-isolation period, by filling out the appropriate form for the release from quarantine online, taking care to attach the results of the serological and tests PCR, scan of your passport and copy of your vaccination certificate (here).

For more information:

> Israeli Ministry of Health

> Viaggiare Sicuri


Travel to Italy

The Italian Ministry of Health has recognized Israeli certificates of vaccination and recovery from COVID (see recognized model here) and those attesting a negative swab as equivalent to Italian certificates, both for the purposes of entry into Italy and as a "green pass" for access in Italy to indoor venues and public establishments, as well as to shows and events.
Furthermore, according to Italian law, trips to Italy from Israel are allowed without the need for motivation, even for tourism.
Therefore, to enter Italy from Israel it is necessary:

1.fill in the "Exit statement" required by the Israeli authorities within 24 hours of departure;
2. present to the air carrier at the time of boarding one of the aforementioned certificates (NB if the certificate of a negative molecular or antigenic swab is presented, it must have been carried out within 48 hours before entering Italy);
3. compulsorily fill in the European “Passenger Locator Form” online (fill it in here).

1. The Israeli vaccination certificate must also be drawn up in English or, failing that, be accompanied by a sworn translation and bear (1) the holder's name, surname, date of birth; (2) name and batch of the vaccine; (3) dates of administration; (4) authority that issued it.
2. Recognized vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
3. The certificate of recovery must include, in addition to the name, surname and date of birth of the holder and the authority that issued it, the date of the first positive swab.
4. A negative test may also be required by airlines or transit authorities for vaccinated or recovered travelers. It is therefore recommended to carefully check the regulations of airlines and third countries before departure.

For more information:

> Frequently asked questions about returns to Italy from abroad

> Frequently asked questions about travel on the national territory

> Main regulatory references


Coronavirus, information and precautionary measures

On the website of the Italian Ministry of Health you can find a section entirely dedicated to the “New Coronavirus”, with useful information regarding the virus and the related pathology (COVID-19). For additional information consult the following pages:

> New Coronavirus. What it is and how it is transmitted

> How to protect yourself from the new coronavirus

> Frequently Asked Questions related to the vaccination campaign