The exact details remain murky and are subject to change as the plans are not yet finalized and still require final voting by the government.
For the first week, just 1,000 daily passengers will be allowed into the country. That number will gradually grow to 3,000 daily passengers.
Flights will initially be limited to Frankfurt, Kiev, NYC (JFK and Newark), and Paris. London may also be added.
Israelis with Green Passports, which are issued to those who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID, or have COVID antibodies, will be able to enter and leave the country without needing any special permission. They will have to take a COVID test before their flight and upon landing in Ben Gurion, but they will not have to quarantine.
Israelis without Green Passports will still need special permission to leave the country, but will be able to enter the country without needing special permission. They will have to take a COVID test before their flight and upon landing in Ben Gurion, and they will have to quarantine. They can choose between a hotel quarantine or a home quarantine with an electronic monitoring bracelet that will require a 1,500 shekel deposit.
Foreign nationals will need to apply for special permission to fly to Israel, though it’s unclear what the criteria will be to apply for permission to enter.
People who were vaccinated or recovered outside of Israel may be able to leave quarantine based on an antibody test in Israel, though the details on this are murky as well.
Another unknown is what the rules will be for children under 16 that don’t qualify for the vaccine and haven’t recovered from COVID. Will they be able to leave the country without permission if traveling with their parents that have a Green Passport? Will they need to quarantine upon return to Israel?
There are lots of unknowns at this point, but hopefully those questions will soon be answered.