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January 12, 2023

Israel provides revised salary requirements, immigration application processing fees and COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers from China Mainland

Effective January 1, 2023, the monthly wage threshold for foreign experts working in Israel for more than three months has increased to ILS 23,460. In addition, the government processing fees for multiple immigration applications has also increased. Finally, individuals traveling from China Mainland must now test negative for COVID-19 prior to travel to Israel. Employers may confirm that they comply with the new salary thresholds to ensure they meet the requirements for B-1 Visas. The salary requirements are subject to periodic changes at the discretion of the authorities. In addition, employers may inform impacted employees traveling from China Mainland of the new testing requirement to avoid delays relating to travel to Israel.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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