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Link to form that needs to be filled out within 48 hours of flight to Israel

Accordingly, the FINAL criteria For entering Israel are as follows - you must meet ONE of these conditions in order to enter Israel:

1. Vaccinated within 180 days of the trip with either a second vaccine or a booster and it must be at least 14 days after the shot.

2. Recovered within 180 days of the trip with DIGITAL proof of a positive PCR result and more than 11 days have passed since the positive result. This type of proof only exists in the EU. The UK will likely have it as well.

3. Recovered anytime even more than 180 days before the trip - with DIGITAL proof of positive PCR result AND vaccinated with at least one dose within 180 days of the trip. Again at the moment the digital proof only exists in the EU and possibly the UK shortly.

Your vaccination or recovery CANNOT expire while in Israel, which means you may not be in Israel more than 180 days after your vaccine or recovery have expired.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING THE TERMS OF ENTRY: VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE CRITERIA CAN MEAN SANCTIONS INCLUDING BARRING YOUR ENTRY TO ISRAEL FOR 5 YEARS.

Link to pay for the Covid test that you'll take upon arrival in TLV

Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 401112 times)

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1300 on: February 23, 2021, 09:09:13 AM »

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1301 on: February 23, 2021, 09:49:43 AM »
Good you were not on this flight - https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/S1sQLvMMO

I just spoke to someone who's son was probably on that flight and got a positive PCR test when he arrived.

The idiocy is the situation where there's no predictable and reliable procedure. It just begs to be circumvented. It's simply easier than complying with ever changing rules and flights.

On a side note, I won't be surprised if we see a substantial uptick in Crown Heights in the coming weeks.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1302 on: February 23, 2021, 10:00:01 AM »
11??!! Idiots!!!
And a massive Chillul Hashem. It's one thing not to care about exposing yourself, but to fly when you know you're sick or suspect you are, is not ok. Don't think any Rav, whether for or against social distancing and masking, would say that's allowed.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1303 on: February 23, 2021, 10:08:28 AM »
Good you were not on this flight - https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/S1sQLvMMO
And I thought I'd seen it all...

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1304 on: February 23, 2021, 10:09:03 AM »
And a massive Chillul Hashem.

It is indeed.

I have reason to believe these were mostly young teenagers. Total lack of guidance.

IMHO Rabbonim should campaign massively against Davening in airplanes without being seated from beginning to end. Possibly also ban minyonim on airplanes.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1305 on: February 23, 2021, 10:26:39 AM »
It is indeed.

I have reason to believe these were mostly young teenagers. Total lack of guidance.

IMHO Rabbonim should campaign massively against Davening in airplanes without being seated from beginning to end. Possibly also ban minyonim on airplanes.

I heard Rabbi Frand speak out against davening in the aisles at least three years ago.

Its one thing if the crew is willing to give up the galley, but the Chillul Hashem of davening over non-frum/non-Jewish passengers is too much.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1306 on: February 23, 2021, 10:35:21 AM »
Why doesn't elal have a threat of no-fly list like the other airlines?

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1307 on: February 23, 2021, 10:37:28 AM »
Cahim Vchessed reported on February 7 https://chaimvchessed.com/travel-ban-extended-by-two-weeks-new-rules-published/
Dual citizens: Israeli citizens who also hold foreign passports, should be subject to the same rules as Israeli. However, many have simply presented their foreign passports and been permitted to leave.


My daughter in Israel "heard" that they are not letting through dual citizens on departing flights in Ben Gurion. Does anyone have any better information?

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1308 on: February 23, 2021, 10:39:22 AM »
Why doesn't elal have a threat of no-fly list like the other airlines?
There are lots of things that elal doesn't have

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1309 on: February 23, 2021, 10:49:28 AM »
It is indeed.

I have reason to believe these were mostly young teenagers. Total lack of guidance.

IMHO Rabbonim should campaign massively against Davening in airplanes without being seated from beginning to end. Possibly also ban minyonim on airplanes.
Two thoughts:

We have not taught our children how to behave in public. As children, we were constantly warned before trips, etc to behave and let people say, " look how nicely those Jewish kids are acting."  We took the idea of ashrei yoladto very seriously.

And somehow the idea of not letting what others think or feel about Torah and Mitzvos dictate our behavior has carried over to the Derech Eretz actions of daily life. Which is totally against all the teachings of Torah and mussar.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1310 on: February 23, 2021, 10:49:32 AM »


Anyone know if the list of flights has been updated?

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1311 on: February 23, 2021, 11:05:33 AM »
Honestly with all the useless rules and regulations it would seem like the "holy" is מלשון עשויה ככברה.

Thanks for the greeting. I would suggest a DO at Sheba tomorrow where I plan to go for an antibody test, but I don't know what time yet b
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1312 on: February 23, 2021, 12:47:27 PM »
My daughter in Israel "heard" that they are not letting through dual citizens on departing flights in Ben Gurion. Does anyone have any better information?
There are reports of people being stopped and reports of people getting through. One thing to remember is to have PCR Negative test that doesn't state the Teudat Zehut number on it...

If her center-of-life is abroad she is entitled to leave.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1313 on: February 23, 2021, 12:51:53 PM »
There are reports of people being stopped and reports of people getting through. One thing to remember is to have PCR Negative test that doesn't state the Teudat Zehut number on it...

If her center-of-life is abroad she is entitled to leave.
At the airport, who is deciding who goes and who stays?
Is it pikud oref at the entrance of the airport or misrad apnim during passport control?

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1314 on: February 23, 2021, 12:54:03 PM »
At the airport, who is deciding who goes and who stays?
Is it pikud oref at the entrance of the airport or misrad apnim during passport control?
I don't know who's officially in charge of checking, but I'm sure both can stop you if they're in the mood.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1315 on: February 23, 2021, 12:57:22 PM »
I don't know who's officially in charge of checking, but I'm sure both can stop you if they're in the mood.
The former is easier to fool than the latter.  :)

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1316 on: February 23, 2021, 12:59:16 PM »
Why doesn't elal have a threat of no-fly list like the other airlines?
maybe because a ban on flying elal doesnt sound like such a big threat

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1317 on: February 23, 2021, 01:02:05 PM »
Two thoughts:

We have not taught our children how to behave in public. As children, we were constantly warned before trips, etc to behave and let people say, " look how nicely those Jewish kids are acting."  We took the idea of ashrei yoladto very seriously.

And somehow the idea of not letting what others think or feel about Torah and Mitzvos dictate our behavior has carried over to the Derech Eretz actions of daily life. Which is totally against all the teachings of Torah and mussar.
The second one is a more intrinsic problem that shows its face in many different aspects.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1318 on: February 23, 2021, 02:27:44 PM »
Are USA citizens who have betuch leumi having trouble leaving tlv?

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1319 on: February 23, 2021, 03:15:01 PM »
Are USA citizens who have betuch leumi having trouble leaving tlv?
Per the exception committee website, somebody who is only a foreign citizen, never needs a permit to leave. That would include foreign citizens whose center of life is in Israel and have Bituach Leumi. There is a simple logic to it, because the prohibition to exit is to prevent citizens returning after they exit, but somebody who is not Israeli can be prohibited from returning regardless of where they live and Bituach Leumi, as is the case now.

You can always fall on a rogue agent though.
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