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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

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Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 183594 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2580 on: April 14, 2021, 05:55:23 PM »
As citizens you are allowed to enter without a permit or vaccination. The kids will require a permit (and probably vaccination) and may have serious complications traveling to and from Israel (as discussed  a page or two above in this thread) if their parents are Israeli.
You will all have to quarantine and if you can pass an antibody test at a government recognized facility and manage to submit the results properly,  you may be released early.

You don't need permits, your kids do
You don't need to be vaccinated. You will need to quarantine upon arrival and take an antibody test to leave quarantine

anybody know how long the whole process takes?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2581 on: April 14, 2021, 06:04:27 PM »
If you mean the process of getting permits, there have been reports of turn around within 48 hours and there are cases where there has not been a meaningful response to get the process started from the consulate for a full week after submitting documents.  The NYC consulate asks for two weeks for processing.
The getting out of quarantine can happen within a couple of days if you can figure it out but don't bet on it.  There is a company that is offering its service to expedite but I can't vouch for them.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2582 on: April 14, 2021, 07:09:52 PM »
If you mean the process of getting permits, there have been reports of turn around within 48 hours and there are cases where there has not been a meaningful response to get the process started from the consulate for a full week after submitting documents.  The NYC consulate asks for two weeks for processing.
The getting out of quarantine can happen within a couple of days if you can figure it out but don't bet on it.  There is a company that is offering its service to expedite but I can't vouch for them.

Thanx. i'm also hearing that people or constantly getting checked on by the authorities to make sure they are in quarantine.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2583 on: April 14, 2021, 08:41:25 PM »
I'm unclear on something.  If I am granted entry to Israel under the first degree relative exemption, I still have to quarantine for 14 days unless I get an Israeli Antibody test.  So I'm allowed to leave quarantine to go and get the test? If I'm coming in at night I won't be able to go straight from the airport. 

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2584 on: April 14, 2021, 08:42:44 PM »
I'm unclear on something.  If I am granted entry to Israel under the first degree relative exemption, I still have to quarantine for 14 days unless I get an Israeli Antibody test.  So I'm allowed to leave quarantine to go and get the test? If I'm coming in at night I won't be able to go straight from the airport. 
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2585 on: April 14, 2021, 08:44:45 PM »
TY.  Is there anywhere in the airport that is does it and is considered an approved site?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2586 on: April 14, 2021, 08:53:47 PM »
TY.  Is there anywhere in the airport that is does it and is considered an approved site?

No. But you can have it done privately by a phlebotomist that will submit to an approved lab.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2587 on: April 15, 2021, 05:03:05 AM »
How is it possible that check2fly doesn't offer this yet
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2588 on: April 15, 2021, 06:11:31 AM »
No. But you can have it done privately by a phlebotomist that will submit to an approved lab.
if we arrive in the evening and have it done privately would it be processed in the evening? Or would it need to wait for the lab to open in the morning regardless?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2589 on: April 15, 2021, 08:44:51 AM »
if we arrive in the evening and have it done privately would it be processed in the evening? Or would it need to wait for the lab to open in the morning regardless?

IDK. Why don't you ask whoever you might schedule it with. My guess is that it could be processed overnight too, I think hospital labs (where these things are processed) work 24/7.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2590 on: April 15, 2021, 08:46:03 AM »
How is it possible that check2fly doesn't offer this yet

 ::)

Hasn't COVID-19 (and living in Israel) taught you a thing or two?

You're asking questions as to why logical things aren't happening? In Israel of all places? ::)
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2591 on: April 15, 2021, 08:54:39 AM »
::)

Hasn't COVID-19 (and living in Israel) taught you a thing or two?

You're asking questions as to why logical things aren't happening? In Israel of all places? ::)
It never seizes to amaze me how private companies have such an easy way of making money and choose not to
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2592 on: April 15, 2021, 09:14:19 AM »
It never seizes ceases to amaze me how private companies have such an easy way of making money and choose not to
FTFY

Don't forget, Israel isn't a very business friendly country.

An enterprising phlebotomist would set up shop in close proximity (assuming that on-premises would be problematic) and advertise the availability of tests close to the airport. But then he'd have everyone all over him with rules, regulations, taxes etc.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2593 on: April 15, 2021, 11:16:17 AM »
If my wife and i are both Israeli but the kids arent do we need a permit to enter

I would make sure that your kids really arent Israeli.
It is very possible that they in fact are Israeli, with all the benefits and obligations that that entails.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2594 on: April 15, 2021, 11:45:58 AM »
Israeli Citizen living in the US and vaccinated in the US can visit Israel without prior permission and will be able to exit quarantine in Israel with a positive antibody test in Israel?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2595 on: April 15, 2021, 11:56:29 AM »

From seeing what my extended family went through recently dot all your I and T's before flying internationally. 

They came fully vaccinated from Israel to visit the US and thought returning to Israel would be relatively straightforward.  Well first of all for one of the flights on Lufthansa through Germany my family member was first told no covid test would be necessary to enter Germany.  Then she was told at the airport she needed one.  She took one but when she went back a second time to the airport she was told no good because it needed to be 48 hours prior to flight and hers was within 72 hours so she had to shell out $ at the airport(ewr) and take another covid test and this time it was positive!  so she is still in the US while most of her immediate family is in Israel yikes!!

also one of her daughter unexpectedly tested positive and is still in the US a week after she was suppose to return to Israel for school etc.....

I am not sure if people realize how much can go wrong

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2596 on: April 15, 2021, 12:01:02 PM »
From seeing what my extended family went through recently dot all your I and T's before flying internationally. 

They came fully vaccinated from Israel to visit the US and thought returning to Israel would be relatively straightforward.  Well first of all for one of the flights on Lufthansa through Germany my family member was first told no covid test would be necessary to enter Germany.  Then she was told at the airport she needed one.  She took one but when she went back a second time to the airport she was told no good because it needed to be 48 hours prior to flight and hers was within 72 hours so she had to shell out $ at the airport(ewr) and take another covid test and this time it was positive!  so she is still in the US while most of her immediate family is in Israel yikes!!

also one of her daughter unexpectedly tested positive and is still in the US a week after she was suppose to return to Israel for school etc.....

I am not sure if people realize how much can go wrong

False positives or reinfections? I take it they tested positive on a rapid, did they follow up with PCR?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2597 on: April 15, 2021, 12:22:41 PM »
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2598 on: April 15, 2021, 12:38:04 PM »
False positives or reinfections? I take it they tested positive on a rapid, did they follow up with PCR?

Last time I went I tested positive. Took 2 additional tests and they were both negative. Also tested upon arrival in EY and negative.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2599 on: April 15, 2021, 01:04:39 PM »
False positives or reinfections? I take it they tested positive on a rapid, did they follow up with PCR?

Not sure
The daughter had a rapid negative but 2 PCR positives
Her mother had 1 PCR negative and followed up by a PCR positive within a span of like 3 days!

Unless someone is super flexible with being out of the country for longer than anticipated I am just not sure if worth travelling internationally yet