Pre-Flight Covid Test Requirement to be Dropped | Chaim V’Chessed

Last week, Israel’s Health Ministry announced that mandatory PCR tests upon arrival in Ben Gurion Airport will be canceled, beginning May 20.

Now, Chaim V’Chessed has learned that, from May 20, pre-flight Covid tests will no longer be required, either. For some while, Israeli citizens and visa holders have been exempt from this requirement; it will now apply to all passengers.

The pre-flight Health Declaration will continue to be mandatory for all travelers. Furthermore, Israel will continue to require masks on all flights to and from the country.

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  1. Headline isn’t correct (at least as of now) Pre-flight Covid test 24 hours before flight is still required in Israel as this is a US requirement and hasn’t been removed yet. Chaim V’Chesed is reporting that the Israeli requirement for pre-flight covid test in the US (or other foreign countries) before flying to Israel has now been removed.

  2. Confusing.
    It was recently reported that davka ElAl was still requiring masks, although many other airlines (such as United)were not. Was the statement about ALL incoming and outgoing airlines to Israel requiring masks a mistake, or did something change?

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