Starting March 1, 2022 there are new entrance requirements for tourists visiting Israel:
1. You do not have to be vaccinated.
2. You must have had a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
3. Upon arrival in Israel, you must take another test to enter the country.
4. You must go straight to wherever you are staying until you receive your results. Although they state it could take up to 24 hours, the results usually arrive in 6-12 hours.
All of this might sound daunting, but if you are traveling with a group you should not have any major problems, because a good tour operator will have anticipated all of this.
Our friends at Select International Tours have stated:
“The test results (upon arrival) typically only take an hour or so, so we have not had to do much other than wait. But if this lengthens out, we will take them to the hotel until results are released. We have so far had four groups there and none have had any interruption to the itinerary at all“.
So our advice is don’t let any of this concern you.