COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [10/20/2022]  

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.  

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.    

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption. To contact the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem for an exemption, click here.    

If you are a U.S. citizen in Israel and you have tested positive for COVID-19 and need to know what to do next, please click here.  

Israel  

Entry and Exit Requirements 

Quarantine Information 

COVID-19 Testing 

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available in Israel, with test results reliably available within 72 hours. 
  • If the location you are traveling to requires getting tested before leaving Israel, you can schedule a testing appointment at your own expense with one of the medical centers in Israel offering coronavirus tests. 
  • The Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH) maintains a list of medical centers for viral COVID-19 testing:  Leaving Israel – Corona Traffic Light Model (Ramzor) Website (health.gov.il). Many local hospitals, clinics, and laboratories offer testing for travel purposes. Travelers are responsible for the costs of their own tests and any associated medical care. Testing costs vary, however, testing in a state hospital costs NIS 297 max per test.  Please ensure that the test provider you choose will provide test results that comply with CDC guidelines and those of your airline. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

West Bank  

The areas of the West Bank under Government of Israel control fall under the Israeli guidelines listed above. The areas of the West Bank under Palestinian Authority control fall under the Palestinian Authority guidelines listed below.  

Entry and Exit Requirements 

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? [No] 
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? [No] 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? [No] 
  • Please see the Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements section of the Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information for detailed information on non-COVID entry requirements

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? [No]

COVID-19 Testing 

  • PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the West Bank, with test results reliable available within 72 hours. 
  • To take the COVID test in the West Bank, contact:059-8762253, orhttps://medicare.ps/

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

  • Are vaccines available in the West Bank for U.S. citizens to receive? [Yes]   
  • Pfizer, BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna (only for healthcare workers), Sinopharm, and Sputnik are available in the West Bank. 
  • Forvaccineavailability, refer to thelatest information(in Arabic only) on thePA Ministry of Healthwebsite. 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Gaza    

Entry and Exit Requirements 

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? [No] 
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? [No] 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? [No] 
  • While there are no COVID-related restrictions on U.S. citizens entering Gaza, the Department of State advises all U.S. citizens not to travel to Gaza.  For more information, see here. 
  • Please see the Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements section of the Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information for detailed information on non-COVID entry requirements

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? [No]

COVID-19 Testing 

  • PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Gaza, with test results reliable available within 72 hours. 
  • COVID-19 tests are currently available atclinicsincluding thePalestinian MedicalReliefSociety00972562020500as well as some local hospitals and clinics in Gaza 
  • Persons who have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive case may contact the local health authorities in Gaza via WhatsApp at (00970599503103).

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

  • Are vaccines available in Gaza for U.S. citizens to receive? [Yes]   
  • Pfizer, BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna,, Sinopharm, and Sputnik are available in Gaza. 
  • The de facto authorityMinistry of Healthin Gazais administeringvaccinations.For information on public medical services, including vaccinations, you may contact the local health authorities by dialing 103 or 1800 444 666. 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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