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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 #1780 on: March 07, 2021, 04:04:39 PM »
Did you say you were around someone with symptoms?
I wasn't (and even if I was wiling to lie, he made it clear that anything that would get me a test would land me in bidud)
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1781 on: March 07, 2021, 04:06:14 PM »
I wasn't (and even if I was wiling to lie, he made it clear that anything that would get me a test would land me in bidud)

Even if you got a vaccine or green passport?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1782 on: March 07, 2021, 04:12:23 PM »
Even if you got a vaccine or green passport?
I didn't press, I need for my kids as well anyways. Either way, I will go in to the kupah. If I get denied at the desk, you just ask to speak to the administrator and tell them the other kupot are offering it, and if they want to lose my business, I can go elsewhere
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1783 on: March 07, 2021, 04:13:31 PM »
Meuchedet can not put you into bidud and the rep definitely does not know what he is talking about just huca!

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1784 on: March 07, 2021, 04:24:02 PM »
Meuchedet can not put you into bidud and the rep definitely does not know what he is talking about just huca!
Got the same agent :facepalm:
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1785 on: March 07, 2021, 04:40:44 PM »
I didn't press, I need for my kids as well anyways. Either way, I will go in to the kupah. If I get denied at the desk, you just ask to speak to the administrator and tell them the other kupot are offering it, and if they want to lose my business, I can go elsewhere

As @Dan would say, it isn't a medical clinic, it's Israel...  ;)
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1786 on: March 07, 2021, 04:44:02 PM »
As @Dan would say, It's not just a medical clinic, it's Israel...  ;)
FTFY. And it's not my line, it's LY's English slogan (which is nearly as bad as their hebrew slogan)
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1787 on: March 07, 2021, 04:48:41 PM »
My advice:

Schedule your test in advance at Shamir Medical Center, so you can take it shortly after arrival (depending on time of arrival you might need to do it the next day). You will have to quarantine upon arrival, but are allowed to exit quaranting for testing. IME while they say results in 24-48 hours it is more like 6 hours for a test taken around 10am (can't tell you what happens at other times) and at ILS 150 it is the cheapest place around.

If you are heading to JLM, you might want to do it at Hadassah. I don't know if it needs to be scheduled, but I believe it is ILS 350 and someone told me he got results in 5 hours.

Once you get the results you need to submit an online quarantine exit request. IME they respond several hours later. If your quarantine isn't supervised, just make sure you don't get stopped by law enforcement and you should be OK even before getting the official cancellation of quarantine.

Thanks for this -- do you know if after getting the release from quarantine that it'll mean I then have the green passport?  So I don't have to do the test each time I enter Israel?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1788 on: March 07, 2021, 05:43:24 PM »
Update:
I was standby with about another 50 ppl from the cancelled flights
I was number 4 in line
3 got on, and then they closed up.
I had to book thru a travel agent (joy travel) who managed to find me a seat on the elal flight leaving soon after , full fare, but less than i thought 8 would pay.
I must say he did go out of his way to gelp me.
Thanx @joeb1
Im on the plane hoping to take off soon
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1789 on: March 07, 2021, 05:45:23 PM »
Update:
I was standby wuih about another 50 ppl from the cancelled flights
I was number 4 in line
3 got on, and then they closed up.
I had to book thru a travel agent (joy travel) who managed to find me a seat on the elal flight leaving soon after , full fare, but less than i thougyt 8 would pay.
I must say he did go out of his way to gelp me.
Im on the plane hoping to take off soon
Nice that you got a seat! Thanks for the update!

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1790 on: March 07, 2021, 05:48:07 PM »
Update:
I was standby with about another 50 ppl from the cancelled flights
I was number 4 in line
3 got on, and then they closed up.
I had to book thru a travel agent (joy travel) who managed to find me a seat on the elal flight leaving soon after , full fare, but less than i thought 8 would pay.
I must say he did go out of his way to gelp me.
Thanx @joeb1
Im on the plane hoping to take off soon
Weird, seat map looks like there are quite a few empties.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1791 on: March 07, 2021, 05:52:02 PM »
Weird, seat map looks like there are quite a few empties.
I'm sure that there are many passengers who will not be departing on these flights due to the uncertainty regarding coming back in after Pesach. Question is, how do people get those seats?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1792 on: March 07, 2021, 06:20:06 PM »
Thanks for this -- do you know if after getting the release from quarantine that it'll mean I then have the green passport?  So I don't have to do the test each time I enter Israel?

Currently, that doesn't entitle you to a green passport. What happens with subsequent visits is anyone's guess.

Supposedly they are working on the ability for people who recovered or got vaccinated outside of Israel to obtain a green passport based on an Israeli antibody test, but there's no timeframe as to when that will actually be available.

I am hoping to go again after Pesach, and if nothing changes, I plan to submit a request to exit quarantine as soon as I board the flight.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1793 on: March 07, 2021, 06:23:30 PM »
Weird, seat map looks like there are quite a few empties.

FTFY. And it's not my line, it's LY's English slogan (which is nearly as bad as their hebrew slogan)

It isn't (just) an airline, it's Israel.  ;)
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1794 on: March 07, 2021, 06:54:52 PM »
Whos the best for getting a couple on a flight this week from TLV to NYC

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1795 on: March 07, 2021, 07:11:08 PM »
My advice:

Schedule your test in advance at Shamir Medical Center, so you can take it shortly after arrival (depending on time of arrival you might need to do it the next day). You will have to quarantine upon arrival, but are allowed to exit quaranting for testing. IME while they say results in 24-48 hours it is more like 6 hours for a test taken around 10am (can't tell you what happens at other times) and at ILS 150 it is the cheapest place around.

If you are heading to JLM, you might want to do it at Hadassah. I don't know if it needs to be scheduled, but I believe it is ILS 350 and someone told me he got results in 5 hours.

Once you get the results you need to submit an online quarantine exit request. IME they respond several hours later. If your quarantine isn't supervised, just make sure you don't get stopped by law enforcement and you should be OK even before getting the official cancellation of quarantine.

Here's a follow-up story:

https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/HkJSfVGQd

This guy was quite unfortunate.

While I didn't check after my quarantine was canceled, I did have someone check with law enforcement for me while I was in unsupervised quarantine, just to see if I'm officially in quarantine (and subject to a fine if caught violating).

My advice to this guy would be to just go ahead and get out. In all likelihood, law enforcement iPads would be updated (they update overnight) to show that he isn't required to quarantine. If he would be stopped and issued a fine, it would be canceled with the documentation he had.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1796 on: March 07, 2021, 07:55:08 PM »
This is the new procedure for foreigners to enter:

*רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה: החל ממחר, 8.3.2021, כניסת זרים לישראל תתבצע בכפוף לבקשה שתוגש מבעוד מועד*

בהתאם להחלטת הממשלה מיום 2.3.2021, האחריות על בחינת כניסת זרים לישראל הינה בידי ועדת היתרים בראשות רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה.

במהלך השבועיים הקרובים תינתן עדיפות לכניסת ישראלים, לקראת מועד הבחירות. מסיבה זו, כניסת זרים תאושר בצמצום ובהתאם לנסיבות חריגות.

בקשה לקבלת אישור כניסה עבור  זר לישראל תוגש באמצעות טופס מקוון, *בליווי המסמכים התומכים בבקשה.*

הבקשות תיבחנה בהתאם *לקריטריונים שנקבעו בהחלטת הממשלה*:
1. צורך חיוני ליחסי החוץ של ישראל או מטעמי ביטחון המדינה.
2. ספורטאי מקצועי, לצורך השתתפות בתחרות ומלווהו, הנדרש לתחרות.
3. מי שבידו אשרת עולה או זכויות עולה ושלא ניתן לדחות את עלייתו.
4. עובד זר הנחוץ לצורך שמירה על רציפות תפקודית.
5. בן זוג או הורה לאזרח או תושב ישראלי, המבקש להכנס לצורך אחד הטעמים המפורטים באתר.
6. לצורך הומניטרי או אישי מיוחד, המחייב כניסה מידית לישראל.

הבקשות תיבחנה על ידי חברי הוועדה, ביחד עם המסמכים הנלווים אליהן ובהתאם למכלול הנתונים תתקבל החלטה.

מענה לבקשות יינתן באמצעות המייל שסיפקו הפונים.

להלן קישור לקריטריונים המפורטים ול טופס הגשת בקשה:
https://go.gov.il/exceptions_corona


Most importantly,
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, which makes it look like students will be allowed to renter after Pesach.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1797 on: March 07, 2021, 09:29:08 PM »
Just called to get PCR tests from Meuchedet and was denied. Will try in person tomorrow
The media reported the Kupot are overwhelmed because people need to test every 2-3 days to comply with green passport restrictions.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1798 on: March 07, 2021, 09:49:37 PM »
This is the new procedure for foreigners to enter:

*רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה: החל ממחר, 8.3.2021, כניסת זרים לישראל תתבצע בכפוף לבקשה שתוגש מבעוד מועד*

בהתאם להחלטת הממשלה מיום 2.3.2021, האחריות על בחינת כניסת זרים לישראל הינה בידי ועדת היתרים בראשות רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה.

.....
להלן קישור לקריטריונים המפורטים ול טופס הגשת בקשה:
https://go.gov.il/exceptions_corona


Most importantly, , which makes it look like students will be allowed to renter after Pesach.


Are married students who have rental contracts etc... diffrent or there still considered foreigners  ?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1799 on: March 07, 2021, 09:52:14 PM »
Most importantly, , which makes it look like students will be allowed to renter after Pesach.
Can we get this guaranteed in writing?