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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 696349 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6580 on: April 14, 2022, 10:22:22 AM »
We had a lost bag in TLV once. LX paid us very handsomely for it when it showed up half empty, though we had no Shavuos clothes.
how long did you wait until they paid you? (LX is Laufer aviation ? )
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6581 on: April 14, 2022, 10:44:24 AM »
can someone help- we lost a suitcase and its been a week already. the ticket we opened with luafer aviation in ben gurion possibly had the wrong suitcase number. we now know which suitcase number is missing. JFK showed us a screenshot that the missing suitcase was bulk loaded as opposed to container loaded, so that very likely caused the problem.

does anyone have expeirence w losing baggae in ben gurion, or experience working w luafer aviation?
A while ago (pre Covid) with LY, they reimbursed for essentials etc and the bag eventually showed up. Depends on your carrier + credit card but you should just forget about the bag, buy everything you need and get the $$

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6582 on: April 15, 2022, 02:28:56 AM »
can someone help- we lost a suitcase and its been a week already. the ticket we opened with luafer aviation in ben gurion possibly had the wrong suitcase number. we now know which suitcase number is missing. JFK showed us a screenshot that the missing suitcase was bulk loaded as opposed to container loaded, so that very likely caused the problem.

does anyone have expeirence w losing baggae in ben gurion, or experience working w luafer aviation?

You need to call the AIRLINE directly. Laufer Aviation is just the ground handler in Israel, which provides the manpower in Israel.
Aside from opening a claim in the airport, everything needs to be with directly with the airline.

It takes about a day after the suitcase arives in Israel for delivery.


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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6583 on: April 15, 2022, 12:12:14 PM »
Looks like NAAT is acceptable per TIMATIC:
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6584 on: April 18, 2022, 12:21:58 PM »
wish they would allow rapid antigen pre-flight...hoping it changes soon..

Curious to hear about anyone recent trips through (arriving/departing BG airport)- in terms of flight delays or checkin- counters etc.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6585 on: April 18, 2022, 09:29:54 PM »
Does israel have a mask mandate for flying?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6586 on: April 18, 2022, 09:53:53 PM »
Does israel have a mask mandate for flying?
Yes.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6587 on: April 18, 2022, 11:34:42 PM »
So america changing their rules is not going to help for flights there and back. Right?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6588 on: April 18, 2022, 11:43:04 PM »
So america changing their rules is not going to help for flights there and back. Right?
Theoretically you're right. But it could be that foreign airlines won't enforce it on flights to Israel

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6589 on: April 18, 2022, 11:52:53 PM »
But it could be that foreign airlines won't enforce it on flights to Israel
This is my guess. It will be very hard if not impossible for US carriers to enforce this on their flights to anywhere now. So they probably will not.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6590 on: April 19, 2022, 12:04:22 AM »
So only Elal would be a problem for direct NA flights

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6591 on: April 19, 2022, 03:49:25 AM »
So america changing their rules is not going to help for flights there and back. Right?
Theoretically you're right. But it could be that foreign airlines won't enforce it on flights to Israel
Flew LOT last week to TLV. No masks. I imagine it will be the same with US carriers.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6592 on: April 20, 2022, 02:37:39 PM »
Flight motzei shabbos from Israel-USA
How do I take a test before flight (Friday shabbos yom tov)?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6593 on: April 20, 2022, 04:41:40 PM »
Flight motzei shabbos from Israel-USA
How do I take a test before flight (Friday shabbos yom tov)?
Emed Test can get results within minutes
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6594 on: April 20, 2022, 07:28:49 PM »
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How do I take a test before flight (Friday shabbos yom tov)?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6595 on: April 20, 2022, 07:40:13 PM »
Flight motzei shabbos from Israel-USA
How do I take a test before flight (Friday shabbos yom tov)?
I went immediately after Shabbos to Ichud Hatzaloh

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6596 on: April 20, 2022, 08:50:02 PM »
I went immediately after Shabbos to Ichud Hatzaloh
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6597 on: April 21, 2022, 05:00:21 AM »
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6598 on: April 24, 2022, 12:24:57 AM »
Is there anywhere in Tzfas area to take rapid test on motzei shabbos ?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6599 on: April 25, 2022, 10:17:06 AM »
My son is scheduled to fly JFK-FCO-TLV this week, returning with the student visa he's used for the past year.

Does he need to take a Covid test before flying, and if so, how close to departure does it need to be, and only PCR or other tests also okay?