Update: Israel has updated their NOTAM (notice to airmen) extending restrictions on most foreign nationals through at least November 15th.
Foreigners with first degree relatives can still apply for special permission to enter the country, though entry from most countries, including the US, requires a mandatory quarantine.
Vaccinated foreigners can purchase group travel from select tour organizers in order to enter Israel.
Originally posted on 6/30:
Israel has updated their NOTAM (notice to airmen) laying out their restrictions that apply from now through at least July 26th. All foreign nationals need special permission to enter and all passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR, unless they were at their destination for under 72 hours:
A line item has also been added that Israeli citizens and residents must present a health form stating that you won’t travel to a high risk countries such as Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Israelis face a 5,000 shekel fine if they go there without special permission.
Israel had hoped to open on July 1st, but that was pushed off due to the growth of COVID cases thanks to the Delta variant entering the country.
Israel is open for vaccinated organized tour groups with special permission to enter and for people who apply for special permission to enter for other reasons, such as having first degree relatives in Israel.
Israel has continued the extension on the ability to waive the PCR requirement for outbound flights if you have an Israeli certificate of recovery or vaccination. Destinations like the US still require a COVID test, but will accept telehealth antigen test results.
Israel closed their borders to most foreign nationals back on 3/18/20 and they have extended the ban since then.