The Hebrew University Covid-19 updates

COVID-19 ARRIVAL PROCEDURES – Update 10 March 2022

Arrival to Israel during this current period requires compliance with special Covid-19 regulations of the Ministry of Health and Immigration Authority. As such, the Hebrew University is legally bound to the strict compliance of these regulations and is responsible for overseeing their implementation.

List of Topics

  1. Entry into Israel
  2. Green Pass and Vaccinations
  3. Registration
  4. Visas
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Self-Quarantine
  7. Pre-departure Planning
  8. Transportation from the Airport
  9. Guidance upon Arrival in Israel
  10. Contacts
  11. Useful Websites


Foreign nationals of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, will be allowed to enter Israel, subject to testing negative on a PCR test before arrival/boarding the flight to Israel, and taking a PCR test upon arrival in Israel.

All travelers arriving in Israel (Israeli and foreign travelers alike) are required to fill out the traveler arrival form within 48 hours before arrival / boarding the flight to Israel.

Furthermore, all travelers arriving in Israel (Israeli and foreign travelers alike) are required to stay in isolation until they test negative on the PCR test taken upon arrival in Israel / in Ben Gurion International Airport, or until 24 hours have passed (whichever is earliest).


48 hours prior to entry into Israel an entry statement should be completed.  


C. REGISTRATION – required in order to initiate the student arrival process

It is MANDATORY for each new and continuing/returning student/post-doctoral fellow (with the exception of Rothberg International School and Faculty of Agriculture students) to register in our pre-arrival website (contact for registration link).

Rothberg International School (RIS) students should contact Ms. Linda Lipstein,
Faculty of Agriculture students should contact Ms. Mahyan Gohn,


In accordance with the new regulations, all new students are required to apply for an A2 Student Visa via the Israeli embassy/consulate nearest their place of residence.

Due to the dynamic situation, travel disruptions can be expected. We recommend not to book your flights until receipt of visa.



Health insurance with coverage for the treatment of COVID is required in order to enter Israel.

Therefore it is mandatory for all students to purchase health insurance with Covid-19 coverage. Information on health insurance procedures can be found here.



Travelers are required to stay in isolation until receipt of a negative result on the PCR test performed upon entry to Israel or for 24 hours, whichever is earlier. This guidance applies to all those entering Israel, including those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID and those who have been vaccinated or recovered. Full details here.

Self-quarantine must be completed in a suitable location in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines, at home or an accommodation at your disposal which you will be required to declare when you arrive in Israel.

Students are not permitted to self-quarantine in their personal shared dorm apartments.

There are several options of university accommodation at various prices, offered depending on availability:

*Reisfeld Faculty Club, Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot

More Information:

For prices, availability, and reservation:

*Additionally, it is possible to self-quarantine off campus in Jerusalem in Airbnb, hotels, or hostels.

*Dan Hotels

Dan Hotels in Jerusalem offer discounted prices to the Hebrew University community.

Should you choose to quarantine in one of the following options, please contact Limore Choukroun before booking: to receive the discounted prices.

Dan Hotel Jerusalem:

Dan Boutique Hotel:

*Please note that the University has no responsibility and makes no warranties concerning the services provided by the company. This information is provided to you as a courtesy only.

Developing Covid-19 Symptoms

Should students develop Covid-19 symptoms or receive a positive PCR result, please contact Office of Student Life Emergency Line: +972 (0)54 8820217

The University has designated Covid-19 contact persons in the case of queries and emergencies.


Prior to travel, students are requested to review entry regulations, including online entry statement and PCR tests. Please see the current regulations here.


After taking a PCR test upon arriving Israel, it is possible to use public transportation, including domestic flights, in order to reach the isolation accommodation. 



  • Travelers are required by law to wear a facemask that covers the nose and mouth at the airport and aboard the aircraft.
  • Passengers must practice proper hygiene, which includes washing hands with sanitizers.



Pre-arrival Support: Limore Choukroun, Email:

General Support: Maor Tirry, International Research Students Coordinator, Email:

Visa Questions: Mr. Yehuda Hersch, Email:

Faculty of Agriculture (all administrative arrangements, including visas): Ms. Mahyan Gohn,



Due to the dynamic situation, students are responsible to stay updated on the travel regulations.

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