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Link to form that needs to be filled out within 48 hours of flight to Israel

Accordingly, the FINAL criteria For entering Israel are as follows - you must meet ONE of these conditions in order to enter Israel:

1. Vaccinated within 180 days of the trip with either a second vaccine or a booster and it must be at least 14 days after the shot.

2. Recovered within 180 days of the trip with DIGITAL proof of a positive PCR result and more than 11 days have passed since the positive result. This type of proof only exists in the EU. The UK will likely have it as well.

3. Recovered anytime – even more than 180 days before the trip - with DIGITAL proof of positive PCR result AND vaccinated with at least one dose within 180 days of the trip. Again at the moment the digital proof only exists in the EU and possibly the UK shortly.

Your vaccination or recovery CANNOT expire while in Israel, which means you may not be in Israel more than 180 days after your vaccine or recovery have expired.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING THE TERMS OF ENTRY: VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE CRITERIA CAN MEAN SANCTIONS INCLUDING BARRING YOUR ENTRY TO ISRAEL FOR 5 YEARS.

Link to pay for the Covid test that you'll take upon arrival in TLV

Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 710330 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6420 on: March 22, 2022, 12:26:13 AM »
that's it? no forms to fill out?
Correct
If your flight departs on 4/2 you need to get tested on 4/1 not before. The flight departure time doesn't matter.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2022, 12:33:16 AM by ad120 »

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6421 on: March 24, 2022, 12:31:17 AM »
Is their a waiver for expiring passports?
In other words, must passport be valid for 6 months or so... when entering Israel?
If yes, can my return flight be within 6 months of expiration?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6422 on: March 24, 2022, 10:30:13 AM »
Is their a waiver for expiring passports?
In other words, must passport be valid for 6 months or so... when entering Israel?
If yes, can my return flight be within 6 months of expiration?

Israel does not require that you have 6 months on your passport, only the airlines care about it.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6423 on: March 26, 2022, 05:48:05 PM »
As of Saturday evening 770 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, among them 290 whose condition is serious or worse. Of those, 142 patients are in critical condition, with 123 intubated and 20 on ECMO (heart and lung) machines.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/324682


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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6424 on: March 27, 2022, 10:30:30 AM »
I just got back from Israel. People should be aware that Ben Gurion airport is a zoo. Checkin from beginning to get to your gate takes approximately 2 hours or more. Wasn’t just my experience, relatives traveling all week had the same experience. There’s just not enough staff. Give yourself enough time at the airport

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6425 on: March 27, 2022, 10:37:52 AM »
I just got back from Israel. People should be aware that Ben Gurion airport is a zoo. Checkin from beginning to get to your gate takes approximately 2 hours or more. Wasn’t just my experience, relatives traveling all week had the same experience. There’s just not enough staff. Give yourself enough time at the airport
not my experience a few weeks ago.
Both on entry and exit my quickest time ever at TLV

Entry 40 min from deplane to rental car.
Exit 20 min curbside to clear security

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6426 on: March 27, 2022, 11:38:36 AM »
not my experience a few weeks ago.
Both on entry and exit my quickest time ever at TLV

Entry 40 min from deplane to rental car.
Exit 20 min curbside to clear security
There are twice as many people traveling now then a few weeks ago

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6427 on: March 27, 2022, 11:44:51 AM »
not my experience a few weeks ago.
Both on entry and exit my quickest time ever at TLV

Entry 40 min from deplane to rental car.
Exit 20 min curbside to clear security
A few weeks ago was an eternity ago. It is now a disaster

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6428 on: March 27, 2022, 12:31:46 PM »
A few weeks ago was an eternity ago. It is now a disaster

+1, also it appears there is sometimes a business line to clear security questions and sometimes not, so you need to assume not.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6429 on: March 27, 2022, 12:54:56 PM »
Seeing various reports of what is going on now in TLV, makes me think that making the a choice to fly out of TLV is a form of masochism. It must be really bad in that country to have so many people willing to subject themselves to that.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6430 on: March 27, 2022, 02:34:31 PM »
Update: my brother is at the airport right now. The place was so muddled when he got there that people did not know that they had to clear security before going to the check-in desks, and made their way straight to check-in.  Some  waited an hour by the check-in desk only to be told you haven’t passed security and was sent back to the security which is right at the beginning when you enter the terminal. And many people missed their flights. So be aware as soon as you enter the airport, you have to go to the security line before the check-in desks. I know most people probably already know this, but there may be some who don’t

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6431 on: March 28, 2022, 07:18:25 AM »
It must be really bad in that country to have so many people willing to subject themselves to that.

Dude, we get it, you don't like Israel. stop talking about it and move on.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6432 on: March 28, 2022, 11:56:16 AM »
Any reports of arrival process in the past few weeks?
״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 #6433 on: March 28, 2022, 12:05:06 PM »
My son is flying back TLV-LHR-JFK this week. Just to confirm, other than getting a negative Covid test the day before departure (and showing up extra early and clearing security before going to check-in), is there anything else he needs to do Covid-related or otherwise? And any recommendations for an efficient and cheap Covid testing place near Geulah/Meah Shearim?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6434 on: March 28, 2022, 05:19:05 PM »
Having trouble finding answers to any of these questions - can someone please help:

1. Does NAAT count as a PCR or is Ben Gurion makpid on PCR only?
2. How can I show certificate of recovery from US - is antibody infusion sufficient?
3. How long after positive result does the recovery last for - some place says 60 days and in other places 180 days.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6435 on: March 28, 2022, 06:57:39 PM »
We have an interesting problem that many will have. My kids and their families (10 total people) are on the El Al flight leaving Israel right after Shabbat April 23/24. The day before is chag. The flight is 12ish AM. Where can they go to do the 24 hour testing to return to US if the day before is a chag? How fast is the Emed home testing- we would have to do 10 of them right after Shabbat, like the other few hundred passengers on the plane? Thanks.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6436 on: March 28, 2022, 07:38:52 PM »
Thought this link might be helpful for testing locations in Israel.

https://chaimvchessed.com/information/corona/corona-testing/

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6437 on: March 28, 2022, 07:51:49 PM »
We have an interesting problem that many will have. My kids and their families (10 total people) are on the El Al flight leaving Israel right after Shabbat April 23/24. The day before is chag. The flight is 12ish AM. Where can they go to do the 24 hour testing to return to US if the day before is a chag? How fast is the Emed home testing- we would have to do 10 of them right after Shabbat, like the other few hundred passengers on the plane? Thanks.
Many are hoping for mask and test requirements to be dropped April 18.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6438 on: March 28, 2022, 07:52:37 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6439 on: March 28, 2022, 07:52:57 PM »
Many are hoping for mask and test requirements to be dropped April 18.
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