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Foreigners with first degree relatives
https://embassies.gov.il/new-york/ConsularServices/Pages/COVID19PERMITS.aspx



List of required documents and proofs:
A. Photocopy of a passport or Teudat Zehut/Toshav of the first-degree relative residing in Israel
B. Photocopy of passports of all visitors
C. Proof of family connection between the foreign visitor and the relative residing in Israel and a proof of connection between the foreign visitor and their spouse and children (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage, etc. )
D. Completely filled out 'personal details' declaration and quarantine declaration, see below
G. Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause covering COVID-19
H. Valid flight ticket to Israel
I. Certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or vaccination certificate for every visitor, for all ages


J. In case of a wedding event: Attach an proof of opening of a marriage file from the marriage bureaus in the religious councils or wedding registration from another alternative office + joint affidavit of the marrying couple signed before a notary public


https://embassies.gov.il/new-york-he/Documents/Website2020/Declaration_Pack.pdf

K. Once all files are collected, compress to one PDF file and click on the email address to generate your request: consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il



Good to Know;
have an israeli cell number will be easier to get out of isolation

you will need a PCR prior returingin to the states


PCR In Jerusalem :

Beit hadfus  givat shaul                  100 shekel

Mada via Ichilov.simple-sites.co.il    135 shekel

Refuit  romema                              170 shekel

Ichud hatzalah          romema         269 shekel
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Form to request to get out of Bidud
https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit%40health.gov.il?

List of Serological testing sites.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lF14LuxDKrwPCUc2ZdMbhHoplTQcaQmfS02I4GsnGlI/edit

« Last edited by yitzyul on July 26, 2021, 03:56:20 PM »

Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 183602 times)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2440 on: April 09, 2021, 05:13:49 AM »
Apostille shouldn’t be needed for Israeli documents that they can verify themselves, and IINM there’s a bilateral treaty that waives the need for US issued documents


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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2441 on: April 09, 2021, 06:15:17 AM »

I believe that's for documents not issued in the US or Israel
״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 #2442 on: April 09, 2021, 07:19:20 AM »
When you apply for an entry permit, they ask for your flight information. Does anyone know, if I'm not ready to decide when to fly, can I buy a flight, put flight information in my application, and then change the flight and date once I'm approved?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2443 on: April 09, 2021, 07:48:23 AM »
Not saying you are right or wrong regarding whether this could have been done a while ago, but to say nothing has changed is disingenuous. The state of covid on the ground is completely different now than it was even a month ago.

Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
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 #2444 on: April 09, 2021, 09:18:52 AM »
 Has anyone arrived in Israel recently and had to quarantine? My DW is not interested in going to a hotel but if she can be with her sister for 1-2 days that would be doable but reading your responses I am not sure what is happening on the ground right now how strict they are and if they are going to ask how many bedrooms, bathrooms etc...and come and check it out?

also whats the easiest/closet place she can get an antibody test in Jerusalem?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2445 on: April 09, 2021, 09:31:24 AM »
When you apply for an entry permit, they ask for your flight information. Does anyone know, if I'm not ready to decide when to fly, can I buy a flight, put flight information in my application, and then change the flight and date once I'm approved?
In the past, Foreign Ministry permits issued via consulates has specific flight information on them (YMMV, Elal would typically accept it for other flights and Lufthansa wouldn’t), and permits issued in Israel by Interior Ministry agencies (such as via schools) are valid for a given date range and don’t specify flights
״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 #2446 on: April 09, 2021, 11:20:15 AM »
Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
+1000
If we would of have Fauci visiting these neighborhoods for 1 day he would of had completely different science

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2447 on: April 09, 2021, 11:52:26 AM »
+1000
If we would of have Fauci visiting these neighborhoods for 1 day he would of had completely different science

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Fauci doesn't care about it, at this point he's a politician too.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2448 on: April 09, 2021, 01:26:33 PM »
Is this the only forum to fill out when entering TLV?
https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/Quarantine@health.gov.il?displang=en

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2449 on: April 09, 2021, 01:28:16 PM »
When you apply for an entry permit, they ask for your flight information. Does anyone know, if I'm not ready to decide when to fly, can I buy a flight, put flight information in my application, and then change the flight and date once I'm approved?
Did it through the yeshiva, and all they wanted was Name, DOB, and Passport #.

The actual Ishur is good for entry for 30 days from date of issue.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2451 on: April 09, 2021, 02:46:45 PM »
Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
Many doctors have told me this privately.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2452 on: April 09, 2021, 05:00:54 PM »
Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2453 on: April 10, 2021, 04:10:18 PM »
Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
Come on, do you really not get that increased risk due to poor situation in israel combined with photoshop labs and people not keeping bidud as a reason not to follow you advice. I know you've made it clear that the most important thing to you is the ability for you to travel freely to israel, but do you really not understand why that's not the top priority here)
And I get that at this point those places now look good, but what would you have said if we looked at those places last summer and then again in the fall?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2454 on: April 10, 2021, 10:50:51 PM »
Any information on Lag Beomer ? All I saw was kolhaolam reported will be back to normal

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2455 on: April 10, 2021, 11:03:58 PM »
Come on, do you really not get that increased risk due to poor situation in israel combined with photoshop labs and people not keeping bidud as a reason not to follow you advice. I know you've made it clear that the most important thing to you is the ability for you to travel freely to israel, but do you really not understand why that's not the top priority here)
And I get that at this point those places now look good, but what would you have said if we looked at those places last summer and then again in the fall?
None of what you write explains why allowing antibody testing in Israel as a consistent policy couldn't have been implemented earlier. Their prior policy literally encouraged photoshop labs for travel from one of the biggest and most active markets.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2456 on: April 11, 2021, 12:11:36 AM »
Has anyone with less than the requirements (no simcha, no first degree relative etc) been approved to go to Israel? We have flights in a month and would like to petition to be approved to go but aside from the vaccine/corona stuff that's under control, we're missing a few details. Thanks!

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2457 on: April 11, 2021, 12:41:33 AM »
None of what you write explains why allowing antibody testing in Israel as a consistent policy couldn't have been implemented earlier. Their prior policy literally encouraged photoshop labs for travel from one of the biggest and most active markets.
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You have heard it many times but you have not addressed it every as far as I can recall.
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Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2458 on: April 11, 2021, 12:54:42 AM »
Did I say nothing changed? I said science didn't change. And BTW, look and think carefully about fully open places like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, KJ, and Boro Park (with virtually no mask wearing) and then tell me what changed, and whether relying on antibodies could have been implemented earlier if not for politics.
You're conflating science and nature. Science is knowledge about nature, and just because the places you enumerated jumped headfirst into reliance on antibodies doesn't mean that it was "science" at that earlier point.

(This isn't denying that there may be politics involved, not opining on that.)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #2459 on: April 11, 2021, 01:38:24 AM »
You're conflating science and nature. Science is knowledge about nature, and just because the places you enumerated jumped headfirst into reliance on antibodies doesn't mean that it was "science" at that earlier point.

(This isn't denying that there may be politics involved, not opining on that.)
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