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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

Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 423320 times)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1560 on: March 03, 2021, 12:46:31 PM »
On Feb 26 it said valid for entry within 10 days
I have a flight ex-Tel Aviv on March 18th. DF and myself are vaccinated but the kids aren't.. so if I need an ishur from vaadat harigim for the kids, I'd rather do it as early as possible so that I can know where I'll be for Pessah  :-X

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1561 on: March 03, 2021, 02:31:46 PM »
Any ruling from Rabbis on what to do about Shabbos?
There was an article about this in the Hebrew Yated yesterday.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1562 on: March 03, 2021, 02:32:41 PM »
There was an article about this in the Hebrew Yated yesterday.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1563 on: March 03, 2021, 02:38:48 PM »
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1564 on: March 03, 2021, 05:29:29 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...
Looks like they officially canceled it.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1565 on: March 03, 2021, 05:30:30 PM »
Can my mother who is an Israeli citizen and fully vaccinated (in the states) go to Israel in April without having to quarantine? Does she need to get special permission to enter or is that just for foreigners? I tried calling the Israeli consulate in Chicago but they do not answer the phone...

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1566 on: March 03, 2021, 05:32:39 PM »
Can my mother who is an Israeli citizen and fully vaccinated (in the states) go to Israel in April without having to quarantine? Does she need to get special permission to enter or is that just for foreigners? I tried calling the Israeli consulate in Chicago but they do not answer the phone...
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/israel/israel-will-gradually-reopen-ben-gurion-airport-starting-sunday-questions-remain/
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1568 on: March 03, 2021, 05:47:31 PM »
Can my mother who is an Israeli citizen and fully vaccinated (in the states) go to Israel in April without having to quarantine? Does she need to get special permission to enter or is that just for foreigners? I tried calling the Israeli consulate in Chicago but they do not answer the phone...

Based on CURRENT rules she should be able to go (as of this week special permit from ועדת חריגים is required, but I don't see that as a major hurdle for an Israeli citizen, since at most it will be requested upon boarding, once you land there, if you're an Israeli citizen they won't send you away). She will be required to enter quarantine until she can get an Israeli antibody test showing immunity (one is permitted to go for testing while required to quarantine). Wherever an appointment is necessary you might want to schedule the test prior to leaving the US, so that it can be taken as close as possible to arrival, in order to shorten quarantine.

Here are some places I am aware of:

The cheapest (and rather fast response) place for that is Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofe) - appointment required, ILS 150, they say results in 24-48 hours, but experience has been that results are available in about 6-8 hours.

Next cheapest is Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer) - officially appointments are required, but unofficially I was told that between 7am and 9am you can get the test without an appointment. Cost is ILS 160, results in 12 hours.

Ichilov (Sorasky) in Tel Aviv is walk-in only. 1pm to 4pm IINM. ILS 224. Results in 72 hours (and they mean it! I got mine after about 71 hours, and in the interim took another test at Shamir and got those results sooner!).

Hadassah is ILS 350, I don't know what their official turnaround time is, but someone told me he got his results in about 5 hours.

The fastest way is privately, Itzik Benjamin +972-54-797-9203 will come to your location, draw blood and send it to a lab which can get results fast. Obviously you will have to pay for the service. I believe prices start at ILS 500 depending on location.

Just getting the test doesn't get you out of quarantine. You need to submit a request to exit quarantine as a person who "recovered" from COVID-19 overseas. For that you will need to submit a positive PCR test (if you don't have one, you can attach an antibody test or vaccination record), a negative PCR test, and the Antibody test results from Israel. After submitting that you should get an email cancelling your quarantine requirement.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1569 on: March 03, 2021, 05:48:18 PM »
How does one obtain a green passport in the US?

You cannot.

They are hoping to add the ability to get that based on the procedure I outlined in my previous post.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1570 on: March 03, 2021, 05:54:47 PM »
You cannot.

They are hoping to add the ability to get that based on the procedure I outlined in my previous post.

Can someone in Israel apply for it for her or will they not accept her vaccination due to it being given in the US?
Not sure which previous post you are referring to but if it is in Hebrew that is beyond my reading comprehension.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1571 on: March 03, 2021, 06:06:23 PM »
Can someone in Israel apply for it for her or will they not accept her vaccination due to it being given in the US?
Not sure which previous post you are referring to but if it is in Hebrew that is beyond my reading comprehension.
Foreign medical records (PCR, vaccination, etc.) aren't currently accepted without some kind of medical proof verified in Israel. The only proof currently accepted is an Israeli antibody test (this is actually an improvement over prior procedure, which also required an Israeli doctor to sign off, which would be a problem for someone who doesn't live there and isn't a member of Kupat Holim).

IINM there might be one other way to get exempted from quarantine, and that is if she is a member of Kupat Holim in Israel, and a doctor will exempt her (saying she recovered). In theory if she can get that in advance then she might be able to get a green passport prior to traveling.

The previous post is the longer one directly above the one you just responded to.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1572 on: March 03, 2021, 06:10:38 PM »
Foreign medical records (PCR, vaccination, etc.) aren't currently accepted without some kind of medical proof verified in Israel. The only proof currently accepted is an Israeli antibody test (this is actually an improvement over prior procedure, which also required an Israeli doctor to sign off, which would be a problem for someone who doesn't live there and isn't a member of Kupat Holim).

IINM there might be one other way to get exempted from quarantine, and that is if she is a member of Kupat Holim in Israel, and a doctor will exempt her (saying she recovered). In theory if she can get that in advance then she might be able to get a green passport prior to traveling.

The previous post is the longer one directly above the one you just responded to.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1573 on: March 03, 2021, 06:36:08 PM »
Book a refundable seat on the TLV-EWR flight and cancel as you're calling UA to get rebooked once SFO is cancelled.
did just that.
i'm pretty sure its fully refundable.
can i send u a copy of the ticket so u can confirm that before the 24 hours are up?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1574 on: March 03, 2021, 06:37:22 PM »
did just that.
i'm pretty sure its fully refundable.
can i send u a copy of the ticket so u can confirm that before the 24 hours are up?
it'll save the day if this works...
DM @united on Twitter and ask.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1575 on: March 03, 2021, 06:39:04 PM »
Oh sorry! I totally missed that post!

Just to clarify, following the procedure I outlined and submitting the request to exit quarantine at https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit@health.gov.il doesn't instantly get the quarantine canceled. The request needs to be reviewed. I got an initial email saying my quarantine was canceled after about 10 hours, and about an hour later I received an email with an attached PDF documenting the cancellation of my quarantine requirement.

I was lucky in that my quarantine wasn't supervised in any way shape or form, so other than not being able to leave the country and taking the risk that if I was stopped for any reason by police, I would face a potential fine for violating quarantine (always ready with the response that I'm on the way to get tested or back from a test), I wasn't really restricted by the quarantine.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1576 on: March 03, 2021, 07:05:36 PM »
Just to clarify, following the procedure I outlined and submitting the request to exit quarantine at https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit@health.gov.il doesn't instantly get the quarantine canceled. The request needs to be reviewed. I got an initial email saying my quarantine was canceled after about 7 hours, and about an hour later I received an email with an attached PDF documenting the cancellation of my quarantine requirement.

I was lucky in that my quarantine wasn't supervised in any way shape or form, so other than not being able to leave the country and taking the risk that if I was stopped for any reason by police, I would face a potential fine for violating quarantine (always ready with the response that I'm on the way to get tested or back from a test), I wasn't really restricted by the quarantine.

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Where does she get special permit from ועדת חריגים?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1577 on: March 03, 2021, 07:13:37 PM »
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1578 on: March 03, 2021, 09:21:29 PM »
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1579 on: March 03, 2021, 09:56:24 PM »
Delta is selling seats JFK-TLV every day from March 5. What is the earliest way to know which flights will receive government approval and fly?
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