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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
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2640 on: April 18, 2021, 03:27:47 PM »
Anyone know what the story with student entry permits? I saw that Chaim V'chesed reported that they stopped issuing them due to fraud concerns, but haven't seen it reported anywhere else. Also, the consulate still shows that students can apply. Does anyone have any more information/experience on this?

Thanks

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2641 on: April 18, 2021, 03:39:25 PM »
What are the options for getting a rapid pcr on the return within 72 hours of flight to present to America?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2642 on: April 18, 2021, 03:43:48 PM »
What are the options for getting a rapid pcr on the return within 72 hours of flight to present to America?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2643 on: April 18, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »
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that requires being in the airport over 4 hours before departure... not ideal

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2644 on: April 18, 2021, 04:56:53 PM »
that requires being in the airport over 4 hours before departure... not ideal
Go the day before your flight.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2645 on: April 18, 2021, 04:57:42 PM »
that requires being in the airport over 4 hours before departure... not ideal
Or ichud hatzalah does it for 250.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2646 on: April 18, 2021, 05:00:31 PM »
Practically, if required to quarantine what does one do with a car?
Presumably there is an expectation to be released from quarantine shortly thereafter...
״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 And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2647 on: April 18, 2021, 05:50:18 PM »
Does a US citizen need a negative. PCR to re-enter the USA after traveling abroad? I have been vaccinated

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2648 on: April 18, 2021, 06:04:10 PM »
Does a US citizen need a negative. PCR to re-enter the USA after traveling abroad? I have been vaccinated

Yes.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2649 on: April 18, 2021, 06:13:42 PM »
Safe travels bez"h.

Thanks. Unfortunately, it didn't start off too good.

I had United plan B confirmed in I for UA84. Arrived at EWR about 1:15 prior to flight. Check in took a little long (agent was a little incompetent in checking my documents). By the time check in procedure was done they had closed the flight (58 minutes to scheduled departure). Begging didn't help. Asked for a supervisor, but it was a long wait for a supervisor to show up. They were totally understaffed.

"Do you want me to put you on the evening flight or do you want to wait for a supervisor?" I eventually relented to let her put me on the evening flight, as no supervisor was in sight, and when she prints the boarding pass I see she put me in economy! Eventually a supervisor came and put me back in business for the evening flight, but wouldn't budge about putting me back on the afternoon flight. Day killed and lesson learned (hopefully).
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2650 on: April 18, 2021, 06:16:56 PM »
Thanks. Unfortunately, it didn't start off too good.

I had United plan B confirmed in I for UA84. Arrived at EWR about 1:15 prior to flight. Check in took a little long (agent was a little incompetent in checking my documents). By the time check in procedure was done they had closed the flight (58 minutes to scheduled departure). Begging didn't help. Asked for a supervisor, but it was a long wait for a supervisor to show up. They were totally understaffed.

"Do you want me to put you on the evening flight or do you want to wait for a supervisor?" I eventually relented to let her put me on the evening flight, as no supervisor was in sight, and when she prints the boarding pass I see she put me in economy! Eventually a supervisor came and put me back in business for the evening flight, but wouldn't budge about putting me back on the afternoon flight. Day killed and lesson learned (hopefully).
You arrived T-1:15 before a flight that needs covid clearance to israel?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2651 on: April 18, 2021, 06:19:15 PM »
People with first degree relatives can go with proof of relationship

This page lists the apostille process, did anyone here go through this and can comment?

First step i don't understand, the relative lives in Israel, how do they get a birth certificate in the first place?

https://amudim.org/travel-apostille/#info

And you actually need to go to the office in step #2 in NYC, can't do by mail?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2652 on: April 18, 2021, 06:21:29 PM »
First step i don't understand, the relative lives in Israel, how do they get a birth certificate in the first place?
Meaning how do you get the birth certificate from israel to America?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2653 on: April 18, 2021, 06:22:35 PM »
Or ichud hatzalah does it for 250.
250 shek? Where? How long for results?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2654 on: April 18, 2021, 06:22:59 PM »
Meaning how do you get the birth certificate from israel to America?

right, or you apply for another?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2655 on: April 18, 2021, 06:24:16 PM »
You arrived T-1:15 before a flight that needs covid clearance to israel?
+1, rookie mistake.
Especially on a plan B no less.
Literally zero margin for error.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2656 on: April 18, 2021, 06:26:46 PM »
You arrived T-1:15 before a flight that needs covid clearance to israel?

maybe he means 1:15 pm for 4:30 flight

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2657 on: April 18, 2021, 06:27:26 PM »
maybe he means 1:15 pm for 4:30 flight
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2658 on: April 18, 2021, 06:34:19 PM »
+1, rookie mistake.
Especially on a plan B no less.
Literally zero margin for error.

Plan B upgrade was confirmed a couple of weeks ago.

Never had such issues with other airlines. I knew United at EWR is strict about closing the flight early, but one would think that if check in procedure started before closing flight and all that was needed was for agent to verify the (easily forged, though all were actually authentic) covid-19 documents, one would be able to go through with check-in (especially in business class).
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #2659 on: April 18, 2021, 07:21:59 PM »
When you say check-in was started, were you at the agents deals already, or standing in the line 1:15 before? When did you reach the desk?