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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #435 on: October 14, 2020, 12:21:06 PM »
I'm not sure of the implications, but DW just called me that upon entry she handed her passport, boarding pass, and health declaration/authorization to board at passport control, and was let in without any further questioning or instructions. She specifically asked the border control agent "what about quarantine?" and was told "you came from a green state, no need". At some point (I think it was after DW asked about quarantine) the agent asked her when she had COVID-19, and when DW responded "right after Purim" the agent said, "oh, that's a long time ago, you're good to go".

Where was she coming from?

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #436 on: October 14, 2020, 05:02:23 PM »
Does that mean they will offer antibody tests in Israel? They haven't been offering them at all up until now
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #437 on: October 14, 2020, 05:35:22 PM »
So Israel will do antibody tests to confirm? Where will that be done?

We were told in advance that it would be done at the airport (for a charge). However, as I said, DW walked up to the immigration agent, handed her passport was asked where she was coming from, to which she responded Brooklyn, NY, was asked which flight she's coming off, to which she gave the DL flight information, was asked for the boarding authorization, and was let in. When DW asked about quarantine, she was told she didn't need to. I really don't know what happened, was this some kind of an error, was it based on info previously provided, but she was definitely not sent to quarantine!
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #438 on: October 14, 2020, 05:37:03 PM »
Does that mean they will offer antibody tests in Israel? They haven't been offering them at all up until now

They are offering them under limited circumstances (10 days after confirmed recovery from COVID-19 IINM, or in order to verify antibodies for someone coming from overseas with no other proof of previously having COVID-19 other than a foreign antibody test).
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #439 on: October 14, 2020, 05:38:11 PM »
They are offering them under limited circumstances (10 days after confirmed recovery from COVID-19 IINM, or in order to verify antibodies for someone coming from overseas with no other proof of previously having COVID-19 other than a foreign antibody test).
Will ask my doctor if they are offering to the hamon am
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #440 on: October 14, 2020, 05:47:00 PM »
Finally antibody tests officially recognized.

So now no need to re-expose yourself?
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #441 on: October 14, 2020, 05:56:52 PM »
We were told in advance that it would be done at the airport (for a charge). However, as I said, DW walked up to the immigration agent, handed her passport was asked where she was coming from, to which she responded Brooklyn, NY, was asked which flight she's coming off, to which she gave the DL flight information, was asked for the boarding authorization, and was let in. When DW asked about quarantine, she was told she didn't need to. I really don't know what happened, was this some kind of an error, was it based on info previously provided, but she was definitely not sent to quarantine!
Did she provide antibody test documentation?
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #442 on: October 14, 2020, 07:26:46 PM »
Did she provide antibody test documentation?

They didn't ask for it. She had it ready.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #443 on: October 14, 2020, 07:28:29 PM »
So now no need to re-expose yourself?

Unofficially.

Based on the official rules they will want to do their own antibody test. Can't take a risk of it coming too low.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #444 on: October 14, 2020, 07:51:01 PM »
Dont be so afraid of officially needing to be in quarantine.

I came back recently from israel the quarantine in NYC is more strict then israel

NYC called me every day to ask if im quarantined. ..just asked but they did something

in israel nobody called nobody came to check. you don't even need to write a building number where you go. Nothing

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #445 on: October 14, 2020, 08:53:01 PM »
Dont be so afraid of officially needing to be in quarantine.

I came back recently from israel the quarantine in NYC is more strict then israel

NYC called me every day to ask if im quarantined. ..just asked but they did something

in israel nobody called nobody came to check. you don't even need to write a building number where you go. Nothing
Someone I know returned to EY before RH. I asked him what he is going to do about quarantine. He told me my phone will quarantine.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #446 on: October 14, 2020, 10:30:58 PM »
Someone I know returned to EY before RH. I asked him what he is going to do about quarantine. He told me my phone will quarantine.
What if someone has no Israeli phone.

I know of people who were visited to confirm quarantine.

DW is lucky to have been expressly told that she doesn't need to quarantine. Ignorance is bliss. All of this is especially true given the places she is visiting. She is doing so without fear knowing that she isn't infecting anyone. The quarantine would have been a formality, and a pure nuisance (at best).
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #447 on: October 15, 2020, 01:27:36 PM »
Will ask my doctor if they are offering to the hamon am
Still not available via the kupot cholim :(
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #448 on: October 18, 2020, 12:02:28 PM »
So Israel will do antibody tests to confirm? Where will that be done?
https://matzav.com/attention-israel-arrivals-antibody-tests-now-accepted-for-quarantine-exemptions/

They list a few places you can get the test.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #449 on: October 18, 2020, 12:07:24 PM »
We were told in advance that it would be done at the airport (for a charge). However, as I said, DW walked up to the immigration agent, handed her passport was asked where she was coming from, to which she responded Brooklyn, NY, was asked which flight she's coming off, to which she gave the DL flight information, was asked for the boarding authorization, and was let in. When DW asked about quarantine, she was told she didn't need to. I really don't know what happened, was this some kind of an error, was it based on info previously provided, but she was definitely not sent to quarantine!
Did they give that in writing that she doesn't need to quarantine? I would imagine someone getting busted breaking quarantine and saying "but the officer at the airport told me I don't need to quarantine" without any proof isn't going to fly.