MAJOR UPDATE: All Unvaccinated Tourists Can Enter Israel Starting March 1


The Israeli government has made a decision to allow all tourists of all ages – even those who are unvaccinated – to enter Israel beginning on March 1, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Sunday.

Tourists will still be required to submit a negative PCR test prior to boarding the flight to Israel and be tested again upon landing at Ben-Gurion Airport. Returning Israelis will no longer have to submit a negative PCR test before leaving to Israel, but will be required to be tested upon arriving in Israel.

Tourists and Israelis who test negative on the PCR test at Ben-Gurion will not have to quarantine.

The move is part of the government’s plan to lift almost all COVID restrictions by March 1.

A decision was also made to begin phasing out the requirement for students to undergo antigen tests twice a week. The mandatory testing will end for middle school students on Thursday, and for elementary school students in two weeks, on March 10.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. say what you want about bennet. frum he is. and in Hashem he believes. he knows better then to fight the corona which hashem keeps sending new strains, let the whole world learn from him

  2. If you’d like to come to israel, do it as soon as possible. The next phase is already underway with Bennett letting people know in his latest comment that when the next pandemic arrives, Israel’s borders will be tightly shut

  3. He should say “State of Israel”, not “Eretz Yisrael”. They might mistakenly think it sounds more frum to say “Eretz Yisrael” but, in fact, it’s less so to conflate the two.

    It’s also less accurate. What if I want to visit Eilas (“Eilat” in Zionese)? That’s (possibly) not E”Y. What if I want to visit South Lebanon? That’s E”Y but not part of the State of Israel. So, both places are inaccurately noted in his announcement given that he conflated Eretz Yisrael with, liHavdil, the Zionist State of Israel.

    He should accurately note “State of Israel” when that is the subject of discussion and not inaccurately recast that as E”Y.