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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 218141 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3600 on: June 24, 2021, 06:02:59 PM »
Can i go straight to hotel when i get to israel and write that i am quarantine there or does have to be specific hotels you can quarantine in ?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3601 on: June 25, 2021, 09:46:19 AM »
Landed Friday morning in TLV. Fastest landing to exit I have experienced in the past 6 months. Seems like DL from JFK was the only arriving flight. Everything was a breeze (including COVID-19 test. I actually asked about the two swabs, was told that one swab is pooled - 20 samples).
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3602 on: June 25, 2021, 10:05:19 AM »
Landed Friday morning in TLV. Fastest landing to exit I have experienced in the past 6 months. Seems like DL from JFK was the only arriving flight. Everything was a breeze (including COVID-19 test. I actually asked about the two swabs, was told that one swab is pooled - 20 samples).
Cool - they pool 20 together - if negative then they are done - otherwise they do binary search to find the offending sample?
And yet they still charge 80 shekel a pop!!!
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3604 on: June 25, 2021, 10:28:54 AM »
Feldman's latest column

https://m.jpost.com/israel-news/covid-19-delta-variant-stalls-israels-grand-reopening-to-tourists-671981
Too long and rambling, lost me halfway through.
Though I had no idea you're forced to quarantine if anyone on your flight has COVID Delta. Link to more info on that?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3605 on: June 25, 2021, 10:33:37 AM »
Too long and rambling, lost me halfway through.
Though I had no idea you're forced to quarantine if anyone on your flight has COVID Delta. Link to more info on that?
JPost warns it's a 9mn read :-)
Yes I've heard that yesterday too for the first time - can try to find a link

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3606 on: June 25, 2021, 10:42:33 AM »
Cool - they pool 20 together - if negative then they are done - otherwise they do binary search to find the offending sample?
And yet they still charge 80 shekel a pop!!!

At first he said they pool 35, but then he corrected himself and said 20.

It is obvious (and sensible) that this is how it is done. Pooled testing has been advocated since the early days of COVID-19 in NY.

I recently saw that the Israeli MOH reported Indian variant detected at excessive levels in Ashkelon (IINM) sewer system, inconsistent with the number of known infections. They are urging all residents to report any symptoms.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3607 on: June 25, 2021, 10:43:53 AM »
Booked on Delta through MR for July. Would they refund to MR now that Israel is remaining closed? The flight was also rescheduled for several hours later, could I leverage that to get a full refund?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3608 on: June 25, 2021, 11:18:07 AM »
Can i go straight to hotel when i get to israel and write that i am quarantine there or does have to be specific hotels you can quarantine in ?
any hotel.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3609 on: June 25, 2021, 11:19:44 AM »
Where can I get a Covid test to be able to get back into the US? I need one with same day result.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3610 on: June 25, 2021, 11:27:36 AM »
Where can I get a Covid test to be able to get back into the US? I need one with same day result.
@ExGingi

I am sure many travel agents have that info.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3611 on: June 25, 2021, 02:07:12 PM »
I recently saw that the Israeli MOH reported Indian variant detected at excessive levels in Ashkelon (IINM) sewer system, inconsistent with the number of known infections. They are urging all residents to report any symptoms.

1. It shows up in the sewers sooner than PCR tests that they decide to sequence.
2. Some unknown percentage of these are vaccinated/children who are asymptomatic with no known exposure, and thus have not had a reason to test.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3612 on: June 26, 2021, 03:20:40 PM »
I had no idea you're forced to quarantine if anyone on your flight has COVID Delta. Link to more info on that?
It's a huge headache..


Under the updated Health Ministry directives, vaccinated or formerly infected people can be ordered to self-isolate for up to 14 days if authorities believe they may have been in "close contact with a carrier of a dangerous virus variant".

Such proximity could include having been passengers on the same plane, the ministry said - a possible dampener on Israel's gradual opening of its borders to vaccinated summer tourists


https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/vaccinated-israelis-may-need-quarantine-because-delta-variant-2021-06-23/
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3613 on: June 26, 2021, 10:54:33 PM »
1) Sibling making wedding early August. How do I show proof that he is relative? (same last name..lol)
2) How long does antibody test take in E"Y? I only plan on staying 2 days show "quarantining" is not really an option

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3614 on: June 27, 2021, 02:16:49 AM »
1) Sibling making wedding early August. How do I show proof that he is relative? (same last name..lol)
2) How long does antibody test take in E"Y? I only plan on staying 2 days show "quarantining" is not really an option
1. Birth certificates.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3615 on: June 27, 2021, 03:35:50 AM »
1) Sibling making wedding early August. How do I show proof that he is relative? (same last name..lol)
2) How long does antibody test take in E"Y? I only plan on staying 2 days show "quarantining" is not really an option

2) Shamir usually gives results within 5-7 hours (when test taken in the morning, IDK about test taken in the afternoon). I've heard similar about Hadassah Jerusalem.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3616 on: June 27, 2021, 04:26:25 AM »
2) Shamir usually gives results within 5-7 hours (when test taken in the morning, IDK about test taken in the afternoon). I've heard similar about Hadassah Jerusalem.
I made up a quick rundown of different testing options. The focus of this is the Jerusalem area.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lF14LuxDKrwPCUc2ZdMbhHoplTQcaQmfS02I4GsnGlI/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3617 on: June 27, 2021, 07:17:35 AM »
I made up a quick rundown of different testing options. The focus of this is the Jerusalem area.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lF14LuxDKrwPCUc2ZdMbhHoplTQcaQmfS02I4GsnGlI/edit?usp=sharing
What's your experience with ביקורופא https://aidg.co.il/ ?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3618 on: June 27, 2021, 08:17:14 AM »
What's your experience with ביקורופא https://aidg.co.il/ ?
They do pcr not antibodies. But recently they have been reliable. As long as you don't use amex and have a Israel phone that can receive sms

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3619 on: June 27, 2021, 09:06:49 AM »
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