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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 651722 times)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1680 on: March 06, 2021, 08:31:59 PM »
Why is everyone here so adamant that Monday night’s flight will be cancelled? Don’t you all think that UA would have cancelled by now if this was indeed true? What am I missing?

The EWR>TLV flight tomorrow afternoon is showing as flying. Wouldn’t they have cancelled that already if this was true. Less than 24 hours in advance of that outgoing flight.
Because according to the internal memos regarding permitted flights, only certain flights have permission to land. I agree that it makes no sense not to let people know already, but they are probably hoping for a last minute change in policy.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1681 on: March 06, 2021, 08:42:08 PM »
AC80 YYZ-TLV on March 7 is zeroed out, and AC81 TLV-YYZ on March 10 is cancelled. New flights haven't been listed for sale yet.

Looks like YYZ - TLV is now being sold for March 10th and the return flight (TLV-YYZ) is early morning March 12th.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1682 on: March 06, 2021, 11:47:02 PM »
Why is everyone here so adamant that Monday night’s flight will be cancelled? Don’t you all think that UA would have cancelled by now if this was indeed true? What am I missing?

The EWR>TLV flight tomorrow afternoon is showing as flying. Wouldn’t they have cancelled that already if this was true. Less than 24 hours in advance of that outgoing flight.
even the tlv-sfo flight is still being sold and that is forsure canceled

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1683 on: March 07, 2021, 12:14:22 AM »
VS454 being sold Mar 10 with connection to JFK on VS3. Premium Economy shows $1267 but if you take the return on classic economy it goes down to $1142
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1684 on: March 07, 2021, 12:15:15 AM »
Looks like YYZ - TLV is now being sold for March 10th and the return flight (TLV-YYZ) is early morning March 12th.
But YYZ-NYC is becoming an issue until close to shabbos. Wouldn't want shabbos in quarantine hotel.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1685 on: March 07, 2021, 01:24:28 AM »
VS454 being sold March 9 with connection to JFK on VS3. Premium Economy shows $1267 but if you take the return on classic economy it goes down to $1142
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1686 on: March 07, 2021, 01:27:29 AM »
VS454 being sold Mar 10 with connection to JFK on VS3. Premium Economy shows $1267 but if you take the return on classic economy it goes down to $1142
Not cheaper with miles (or delta miles)?
But YYZ-NYC is becoming an issue until close to shabbos. Wouldn't want shabbos in quarantine hotel.
IINM dependent kids under 22 are exempt from Canadian quarantine hotels FWIW
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1687 on: March 07, 2021, 04:12:08 AM »
When I look at these 2 tweets, published 5 minutes apart.. I have a feeling that 4th lockdown is coming sooner than we think.

Talks about Dubai flights and dropping the concept of electronic bracelets  ::)

https://twitter.com/gotomichal/status/1368487660713635840?s=19

https://twitter.com/gotomichal/status/1368486733529178112?s=19



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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1688 on: March 07, 2021, 07:21:06 AM »
If hospitalizations don’t spike by March 20 I think they will open the border for foreigners for Pesach, at least vaccinated foreigners
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1689 on: March 07, 2021, 07:24:19 AM »
If hospitalizations don’t spike by March 20 I think they will open the border for foreigners for Pesach, at least vaccinated foreigners

So you think they will do a 1800 and accept foreign records?  ::)

That will put photoshop practices into hyperdrive. For all we know it could start a new "all-inclusive" Pesach hotel niche market, which will include getting all the paperwork done.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1690 on: March 07, 2021, 08:59:09 AM »
so here is a summary of the pickle im in, looking for ideas:

im booked on tomorrow night's flight tlv-ewr

united's israel desk says no chance the flight is happening

united's usa desk is swearing the flight will take off

there are no seats available on the flight.

here and there opens up a seat or 2.

i try holding the seat that opens up here and there under a different name, and cancel the flight when i ask the rep to search for availability on todays flight.

the usa reps want to charge an arm and a leg in price difference bec as mentioned my flight tomorrow is taking off, so why should i get it for free.

the israeli reps insist there is no availability on tonites flight even after i free up the seat and can see it online. im assuming they just hold it for their buddy agents.

i need to get on a flight tonite to nyc. what should i do?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1691 on: March 07, 2021, 09:08:53 AM »
Call a travel agent? Can you cancel the flight for a refund and try to book a connection? It's really nuts, my son is checked in for tomorrow's day flight and United is still leaving EWR today at 4!

 How do you contact Israeli United desk?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1692 on: March 07, 2021, 09:13:58 AM »
Call a travel agent? Can you cancel the flight for a refund and try to book a connection? It's really nuts, my son is checked in for tomorrow's day flight and United is still leaving EWR today at 4!

 How do you contact Israeli United desk?
travel agents cant touch my flight which was booked on united.com

1809-344-363 i dont know how to reach the israeli desk from the usa

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1693 on: March 07, 2021, 09:15:57 AM »
travel agents cant touch my flight which was booked on united.com

1809-344-363 i dont know how to reach the israeli desk from the usa
Will United refund? There was some availability on Elal via TA on Friday. Not sure which days...

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1694 on: March 07, 2021, 09:22:17 AM »
Maybe try to get a supervisor in the US?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1695 on: March 07, 2021, 09:29:44 AM »
travel agents cant touch my flight which was booked on united.com

1809-344-363 i dont know how to reach the israeli desk from the usa
Anyone know how I can dial this number from the US?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1696 on: March 07, 2021, 09:33:23 AM »
so here is a summary of the pickle im in, looking for ideas:

im booked on tomorrow night's flight tlv-ewr

united's israel desk says no chance the flight is happening

united's usa desk is swearing the flight will take off

there are no seats available on the flight.

here and there opens up a seat or 2.

i try holding the seat that opens up here and there under a different name, and cancel the flight when i ask the rep to search for availability on todays flight.

the usa reps want to charge an arm and a leg in price difference bec as mentioned my flight tomorrow is taking off, so why should i get it for free.

the israeli reps insist there is no availability on tonites flight even after i free up the seat and can see it online. im assuming they just hold it for their buddy agents.

i need to get on a flight tonite to nyc. what should i do?

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Get the Israelis to notate the reservation that the flight will be cancelled and use that to get the Americans to rebook
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1697 on: March 07, 2021, 09:46:52 AM »
Do you think United just wants to mess with this route as revenge? Why in the world would they issue boarding passes for cancelled flights and not let the passengers work out alternate arrangements?!

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1698 on: March 07, 2021, 09:48:58 AM »
Do you think United just wants to mess with this route as revenge? Why in the world would they issue boarding passes for cancelled flights and not let the passengers work out alternate arrangements?!
its crazier than ever b4

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« Reply #1699 on: March 07, 2021, 09:52:53 AM »
its crazier than ever b4
Yup! My son's on the AM flight and he has a boarding pass!! And I booked through Chase, so I haven't tried anything yet...