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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 #1540 on: March 02, 2021, 11:54:57 PM »
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?
Yeah. People hold seats on the alternate flights, but that would be difficult until Mar 9th.

I'd try the UA Hebrew desk and TA sales office. Wouldn't be so sure TLV-EWR will operate every day either, 1000 pax a day won't allow UA+DL+LY
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1541 on: March 03, 2021, 12:00:27 AM »
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?
Book a refundable seat on the TLV-EWR flight and cancel as you're calling UA to get rebooked once SFO is cancelled.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1542 on: March 03, 2021, 12:17:01 AM »
The Israeli media is covering the 3 NY variant cases discovered in Israel extensively. I’d say they may end up canceling all NYC-TLV flights, but the court probably won’t tolerate that before elections. Maybe they’ll keep the quarantine hotels for NY pax.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1543 on: March 03, 2021, 12:36:27 AM »
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?
I had the same problem except mine was an award ticket. I called UA 3 times to try to get them to change it but they would not budge. On the last call they called the revenue department and got them to sell me the flight at a steeply discounted price.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1544 on: March 03, 2021, 12:57:13 AM »
The Israeli media is covering the 3 NY variant cases discovered in Israel extensively. I’d say they may end up canceling all NYC-TLV flights, but the court probably won’t tolerate that before elections. Maybe they’ll keep the quarantine hotels for NY pax.
What about TLV- NYC?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1545 on: March 03, 2021, 04:09:32 AM »
Book a refundable seat on the TLV-EWR flight and cancel as you're calling UA to get rebooked once SFO is cancelled.
how do i do that?
will it become available as soon as i cancel it?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1546 on: March 03, 2021, 04:15:46 AM »
She seems to believe that kids of vaccinated parents will require vaad harigim's approval  :-\


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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1547 on: March 03, 2021, 05:30:19 AM »
She seems to believe that kids of vaccinated parents will require vaad harigim's approval  :-\

I would think it's to exit, not enter.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1548 on: March 03, 2021, 05:46:33 AM »
I would think it's to exit, not enter.
Yes, to exit. But isn't that the main issue when you live here?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1549 on: March 03, 2021, 08:08:03 AM »
From MOH COVID-19 Telegram channel:

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*הודעה משותפת*
*משרד ראש הממשלה, משרד הבריאות ומשרד התחבורה*

*ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו כינס היום את קבינט הקורונה כדי להמשיך ולדון במתווה כניסה ויציאה לישראל וממנה.*

*בהמשך להנחיית ראש הממשלה נתניהו מאמש להחמיר את מתווה הכניסה והיציאה לישראל וממנה, אישר הקבינט עקרונית את המתווה שגובש ע״י צוות בין-משרדי בראשות המל״ל ומשרדי הבריאות והתחבורה החל מיום ראשון, ה-7.3.21 באופן הבא:*

1. לאפשר כניסת עד 3,000 אזרחים ישראלים ביום החל מיום א' (ה-7.3.21) ע"פ מתווה תעופתי ובהיקף טיסות שיקבעו ע"י משרד התחבורה בתיאום עם משרד הבריאות. (כניסת עולים חדשים תימשך במתכונת הקיימת). מספר זה יכלול גם את העוברים במעברים היבשתיים, בהתאם לתיאום שיבוצע בין שרת התחבורה ושר הפנים.

שרי התחבורה והבריאות ימסרו דיווח בכל ישיבת קבינט ובהתאם לצורך ימליצו על שינויים.

2. לחייב ישראלים החוזרים מחו"ל בבידוד ביתי ע"פ הנחיות משרד הבריאות לרבות בעניין הבדיקות המקדמיות, מלבד אזרחים מחוסנים או מחלימים שגם הם יידרשו לעבור בדיקות.

3. לאכוף את הבידוד הביתי בצורה ממוקדת ע"י משטרת ישראל ולתעדף את משימת אכיפת בידוד לחוזרים מחו"ל בעדיפות עליונה.

4. להקצות למשטרת ישראל את המשאבים הנדרשים לביצוע משימת האכיפה בדגש על תוספת עד 660 פקחים עובדי מדינה בתיאום עם המשרד לבט"פ.

5. להמשיך ולקדם את האמצעים הטכנולוגיים ואת החקיקה הנדרשת לשימוש בהם לאכיפת בידוד ביתי.

6. להפעיל מלוניות בידוד לטובת אזרחים אשר אינם יכולים לקיים בידוד ביתי.

7. לאפשר לאזרחי ישראל מחוסנים לצאת מישראל במגבלת היקף הטיסות  שיקבע ע"י שרת התחבורה ותוך עמידה בתנאי משרד הבריאות, ובמקביל להפעיל ועדת חריגים ליציאה מישראל שתדון בבקשות של אזרחים המבקשים לצאת שאינם מחוסנים.

8. ועדת ההיתרים הקבועה לטיפול בבקשות של מי שאינם אזרחים ישראלים תמשיך לפעול בראשות משרד הפנים.

9. יוקצה תקציב למשימות משרד התחבורה הקשורות להחלטה זו בתיאום עם משרד האוצר.

10. יוכשרו שדות תעופה נוספים לייעול התהליך בהתאם לצורך ובתיאום עם משרד האוצר.

11. תתבצע עבודת מטה של משרדי הבריאות, התחבורה והתיירות בעניין כניסה עתידית של תיירים מחוסנים, שתובא בבוא העת לאישור הקבינט.

12. יובאו תקנות להארכת המצב עד 07.3.21.

*התקנות יובאו לאישור הממשלה בהתאם עם סיום העבודה עליהן.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1550 on: March 03, 2021, 08:10:52 AM »
From MOH COVID-19 Telegram channel:

What exactly is meant by #10?
SDV airport back in business?  ::)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1551 on: March 03, 2021, 09:23:30 AM »
how do i do that?
will it become available as soon as i cancel it?
United.com
Yes
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1552 on: March 03, 2021, 09:30:50 AM »
SDV airport back in business?  ::)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1553 on: March 03, 2021, 09:49:47 AM »
Question for whoever got an ishur from vaadat harigim: how long is the ishur good for?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1554 on: March 03, 2021, 11:01:55 AM »
There seems to be a gap of 2 or 24 hours (depends who you ask) between the current ban on Israeli's leaving.  It expires at 10pm on Sunday 6th yet the new rules allowing start on Monday 7th at 00:01. Or according to some sources, maybe only on Monday night.
Interested how this will play out for UA91 that leaves at 23:50 on Sunday.
Do ticketed Israeli pax require an "exit visa"?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1555 on: March 03, 2021, 11:28:15 AM »
Question for whoever got an ishur from vaadat harigim: how long is the ishur good for?

Currently says 2 weeks (one entry).
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1556 on: March 03, 2021, 11:56:24 AM »
Trying to see my daughter, who is in seminary in Israel, for Pesach in NY.  She received both covid shots in Israel.  Hoping that, even though she isn't a citizen, she can get a green passport and be allowed to re-enter Israel (if she can't she won't come home).  Booked a flight yesterday with flying blue but it was cancelled, likely because KL and AZ are not flying in/out of Israel now.

Does anyone know what the United policy is on award flights that must cancelled due to lack of (re-)entry permits to Israel?  Flight will have to be cancelled less than 30 days before.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1557 on: March 03, 2021, 12:03:07 PM »
SDV airport back in business?  ::)
more likely Ramon/ Eilat

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1558 on: March 03, 2021, 12:23:52 PM »
Trying to see my daughter, who is in seminary in Israel, for Pesach in NY.  She received both covid shots in Israel.  Hoping that, even though she isn't a citizen, she can get a green passport and be allowed to re-enter Israel (if she can't she won't come home).  Booked a flight yesterday with flying blue but it was cancelled, likely because KL and AZ are not flying in/out of Israel now.

Does anyone know what the United policy is on award flights that must cancelled due to lack of (re-)entry permits to Israel?  Flight will have to be cancelled less than 30 days before.
Change and cancel...
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1559 on: March 03, 2021, 12:42:40 PM »
SDV airport back in business?  ::)
Flights will be sent to Eilat to distribute loads.

Question for whoever got an ishur from vaadat harigim: how long is the ishur good for?
On Feb 26 it said valid for entry within 10 days

Hoping that, even though she isn't a citizen, she can get a green passport and be allowed to re-enter Israel (if she can't she won't come home). 
There is no way to really know in advance
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