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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

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1520 on: March 02, 2021, 04:25:08 PM »
Initially yes
Sorry not London. Just US, Germany, France and Ukraine

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1521 on: March 02, 2021, 04:26:38 PM »
And machlimim recovered in Israel?
Machlimim are treated like vaccinated

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1522 on: March 02, 2021, 04:29:18 PM »
Is 1,000 confirmed?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1524 on: March 02, 2021, 04:39:53 PM »
Any corrections?

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/israel/israel-will-gradually-reopen-ben-gurion-airport-starting-sunday-questions-remain/

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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 enter or leave the country. 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 a monitoring bracelet that will require a 1,500NIS deposit.

A. I don't think there is any distinction for entry permission between Israelis with green passport and without. The idea is everybody has to be allowed in to vote. (Supreme Court hearing cases on March 4)

B. The hotel quarantine mandate is supposed to  end, it will be home quarantine with more enforcement or voluntary hotels. You're probably right that it will require people to take the bracelet instead of the hotel though.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1525 on: March 02, 2021, 04:41:37 PM »
So she sits with Bibi for 4 hours, they agree on 3000
I don't think she sat with Bibbi at the subcommittee.

There is talk the government specifically wants to set the limit low so they can blame the SC for breaching the borders when they rescind it
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Re: The current state of COVID-19 in Israel
« Reply #1526 on: March 02, 2021, 04:42:39 PM »
You need to take the test to a doctor in the kupah and have him register you as a machlim
If you are not a member of a kupah - @ExGingi do you have any info how to do this?

I wasn't able to find out if/how I can get a תעודת מחלים. I got my bidud cancelled once I provided an Israeli antibody test. Presumably it's in their national database. IDK. I hope not to need it again in the near future.


ETA: looks like it's not possible yet. They are trying to add the capability.




https://corona.health.gov.il/directives/green-pass-faqs/
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1527 on: March 02, 2021, 04:44:01 PM »
A. I don't think there is any distinction for entry permission between Israelis with green passport and without. The idea is everybody has to be allowed in to vote. (Supreme Court hearing cases on March 4)

B. The hotel quarantine mandate is supposed to  end, it will be home quarantine with more enforcement or voluntary hotels. You're probably right that it will require people to take the bracelet instead of the hotel though.
A. So those without a green passport only need permission to fly out? Or don't need permission at all?
B. Several articles say hotel or bracelet at home.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1528 on: March 02, 2021, 04:44:36 PM »
Machlimim are treated like vaccinated

Isn't that only until June 30th?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1529 on: March 02, 2021, 04:54:14 PM »
A. So those without a green passport only need permission to fly out? Or don't need permission at all?
Only to fly out. Supposedly no more committee for Israelis to fly in (granted, that was the plan when it was 3000/day, may change now that it's 1000/day), and unclear who can approve foreigners, as I predicted two weeks ago

I'm guessing as March 6 gets closer, it will be difficult to know who has authority to approve entrance for foreigners. The Foreign Ministry handled that previously via the consulates and the power was transferred to a series of committees which ended up at the Transportation Ministry, but that was only authorized until March 6 while Israeli citizens need a permit to enter.

AFAICT, nobody has the authority to approve entrance post March 6, which of course won't stop them from issuing papers the airlines may or may no decide to accept.


B. Several articles say hotel or bracelet at home.
Correct, it's more a question of terminology. It seems the hotel mandate will be lifted and there will be a new mandate for bracelets and a voluntary hotel option without bracelets.

 It's mostly semantics, but there is a possibility the hotel mandate will be lifted before there are enough bracelets to mandate - the government planing is focused on dramatically increasing enforcement visits which suggests they are lifting the hotel mandate before bracelets are ready. 
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1530 on: March 02, 2021, 05:04:30 PM »
You can't make this stuff up.

It was inevitable, but the follow up is unbelievable.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1531 on: March 02, 2021, 05:06:34 PM »
Any corrections?

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/israel/israel-will-gradually-reopen-ben-gurion-airport-starting-sunday-questions-remain/
Do you want to add some political explanations?


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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1534 on: March 02, 2021, 06:47:22 PM »
It's mostly semantics, but there is a possibility the hotel mandate will be lifted before there are enough bracelets to mandate -
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1535 on: March 02, 2021, 11:13:48 PM »
Elal zeroed out AMS-TLV and 1 of the 2 daily LHR-TLV flights from March 7 until March 14. They were wide open yesterday. They either know something we don't or speculating.

LHR-TLV, CDG-TLV, & FRA-TLV are still wide open. Interestingly, BRU-TLV is available on March 8 but not 11th. Perhaps they have FM personnel booked.
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Re: Re: The current state of COVID-19 in Israel
« Reply #1536 on: March 02, 2021, 11:23:15 PM »
Leave without a permit, no bidud on reentry
u have a source?
i only saw them mention vaccinated for exit

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1537 on: March 02, 2021, 11:27:04 PM »
tlv-sfo isnt on the list
have a flight tlv-sfo-las on mar 9th
will united change it for me to tlv-ewr-las for free?
the website want a heck of allot of $ for me to do it...

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1538 on: March 02, 2021, 11:28:43 PM »
will united change it for me to tlv-ewr-las for free?

I believe they will do it once the first flight is canceled.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1539 on: March 02, 2021, 11:39:00 PM »
I believe they will do it once the first flight is canceled.
problem is there may be no space left on the tlv-ewr flight by the time the tlv-sfo is officially canceled.
any way to get them to do it now?