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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 Ė 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 691312 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6540 on: April 06, 2022, 08:42:11 AM »
flying to israel tonight do I need to upload my negative pcr or just show it at the airport?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6541 on: April 06, 2022, 08:53:48 AM »
flying to israel tonight do I need to upload my negative pcr or just show it at the airport?
Show it, where would you upload it?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6542 on: April 07, 2022, 03:10:55 AM »
Ezra Medical Center
They charge a lot for that.
There is someone else that does it for free as long as you have insurance or US Passport.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6543 on: April 07, 2022, 07:44:53 AM »
From Chaim V'Chessed:

Visa Holders Now Exempt from Pre-Flight PCR Tests
Published April 7, 2022 1:37 PM IST:

Since March 1, all tourists have been permitted to enter Israel, regardless of vaccination status. A significant difference between tourists and Israelis has been the requirement for a negative PCR result before boarding the flight. Since the March 1 changes, Israelis have been exempt from this requirement, while tourists, including visa holders, have been required to test before departure.

Now, Chaim VíChessed has learned that all A-class visa holders will also be exempt from the pre-flight PCR requirement. A-class visas include toshavei arai and students and their families. This will bring considerable relief to the many visa holders who will be returning to Israel after their Pesach vacation.

We caution that while this new rule has just been publicized on the Ministry of Health website, most airlines are not yet aware of the change. Chaim VíChessed is in the process of informing the major airlines of the new rule.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6544 on: April 07, 2022, 10:59:03 AM »
Did anyone else hear about a new line in airport for people with a duffle bag specifically? Was just told about this

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6545 on: April 07, 2022, 01:26:38 PM »
Did anyone else hear about a new line in airport for people with a duffle bag specifically? Was just told about this
Yes I have heard from several people. But I do know someone who esp. came with duffel bag and asked to be put in the other queue and was told that there is no such queue.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6546 on: April 07, 2022, 02:31:35 PM »
Did anyone else hear about a new line in airport for people with a duffle bag specifically? Was just told about this
Yes.  Went through this and was painful.   Once you are through the security line and check-in (with tagged bags), check-in personnel will accept your suitcases, but will ask that you take "oversized" items to a separate area between check-in and passport control where they will have you load it onto an elevator.  Their definition of "oversize" is liberal - even modest size duffel bags are directed to this special area...

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6547 on: April 07, 2022, 02:34:27 PM »
Did anyone else hear about a new line in airport for people with a duffle bag specifically? Was just told about this
Had this pre-COVID too.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6548 on: April 07, 2022, 06:11:18 PM »
Any updates on how the airport is at night?
Any ideas if no vip available?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6549 on: April 07, 2022, 06:43:58 PM »
Did anyone else hear about a new line in airport for people with a duffle bag specifically? Was just told about this
I use it everytime I fly. It's very efficient. It in area W.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6550 on: April 08, 2022, 02:22:42 PM »
How "official" must PCR results be recorded?
Can it be on Dr's stationary or must it be on lab's stationary?
The only place that I know that can get the lab printout in less than 24hrs is ezra medical. Is that my only choice?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6551 on: April 09, 2022, 11:14:26 PM »
How "official" must PCR results be recorded?
Can it be on Dr's stationary or must it be on lab's stationary?
The only place that I know that can get the lab printout in less than 24hrs is ezra medical. Is that my only choice?
You can show an email on your phone/tablet.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6552 on: April 10, 2022, 01:57:29 AM »
any reason "not" to prepay for covid test required upon arrival in natbag?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6553 on: April 10, 2022, 07:02:34 AM »
any reason "not" to prepay for covid test required upon arrival in natbag?

If u want to spend some time waiting on line to at the airport, and then waiting on line for the actual test

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6554 on: April 10, 2022, 08:23:06 AM »
any reason "not" to prepay for covid test required upon arrival in natbag?
there are "chevra" who manage to push their way out of the airport w/o testing

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6555 on: April 10, 2022, 09:22:48 AM »
We arrived last Thursday at 4 AM, the lady at the elevators that was supposed to check for our armbands, which means that we actually took the PCR test, She was fast asleep on her chair and people just went through without having to show their bands .

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6556 on: April 10, 2022, 09:32:53 AM »
If u want to spend some time waiting on line to at the airport, and then waiting on line for the actual test
Been there, done that. I learned from my mistake.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6557 on: April 10, 2022, 11:40:18 AM »
Yes.  Went through this and was painful.   Once you are through the security line and check-in (with tagged bags), check-in personnel will accept your suitcases, but will ask that you take "oversized" items to a separate area between check-in and passport control where they will have you load it onto an elevator.  Their definition of "oversize" is liberal - even modest size duffel bags are directed to this special area...
I'm told the elevator is the best way to avoid bags getting lost, as it skips the screening in the basement which is the biggest fault point

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6558 on: April 11, 2022, 12:49:10 AM »
Does infant <2 (non-citizen) require a PCR test in TLV?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6559 on: April 11, 2022, 03:06:19 AM »
Does infant <2 (non-citizen) require a PCR test in TLV?
Yes