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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

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1100 on: February 14, 2021, 03:21:53 PM »
I think it's time to rename this thread: '(not) reopening to anyone
Finance Minister Israel Katz tells Channel 12 of the expected opening of much of the economy next week: “This will be the last opening. There will be no more lockdowns… It’s going to open for good.

He says: “We will be the first country in the world to return to controlled activity,” apparently referring to countries that have been closed down by the pandemic.

Katz says he backs a gradual opening in two main stages, one next week and another in early March.


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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1101 on: February 14, 2021, 03:22:43 PM »
Thanks, any thoughts if that could change next week if airport does open?
All speculation obviously, but if I had to guess I'd say it will get easier to get approval gradually, but the framework won't change until around March 1, at which point I think it may become significantly more open including work permits and etc, and I wouldn't be surprised if all foreigners are allowed in before the 3/20 elections (perhaps with a choose-your-own-hotel quarantine model).

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1102 on: February 14, 2021, 03:30:16 PM »
This is how perverted the situation is:

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1103 on: February 14, 2021, 04:04:17 PM »
FWIW, info on applying for exception and offer for help:

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1104 on: February 14, 2021, 04:29:32 PM »
FWIW, info on applying for exception and offer for help:


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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1105 on: February 15, 2021, 12:10:27 AM »
What exactly is the difference? In effect they both limit capacity. Australia allows the airlines to charge as much as they want, so the limited capacity goes to the highest bidders and there are hundreds of thousands of people waiting to go back. Israel limits the airline prices so it goes to whoever is lucky enough to snatch it as opposed to whoever has $$$

Do you still think there is no difference?

https://m.jpost.com/health-science/covid-19-airport-closure-israels-govt-losing-humanity-opinion-657887

The government is a problem, the committee definitely requires מלקין אותו עד שיאמר רוצה אני. And if they simply can't handle it, I am sure they could scream loud enough to make a change.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1106 on: February 15, 2021, 12:28:04 AM »
Do you still think there is no difference?
I'm fairly well informed, having dealt extensively with both systems. Do you want me to make a list of differences?

My point was you were pretending Australia doesn't have stranded passengers, when in reality even though their system was more predictable, they had many more stranded citizens, and their system was less fair to people who couldn't afford to pay very high prices for flights that in effect went to the highest bidder and AU$3000 for quarantine.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1107 on: February 15, 2021, 02:44:34 AM »
Finance Minister Israel Katz tells Channel 12 of the expected opening of much of the economy next week: “This will be the last opening. There will be no more lockdowns… It’s going to open for good.

He says: “We will be the first country in the world to return to controlled activity,” apparently referring to countries that have been closed down by the pandemic.
After New Zealand I guess that is.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1108 on: February 15, 2021, 02:59:17 AM »
After New Zealand I guess that is.
NZ and Australia are still open to further lockdowns. They have not imunized yet.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1109 on: February 15, 2021, 07:56:28 AM »

מלקין אותן עד שיאמרו רוצים אנחנו!
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1110 on: February 15, 2021, 08:01:15 AM »

מלקין אותן עד שיאמרו רוצים אנחנו!
lol

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1112 on: February 15, 2021, 08:03:01 AM »
lol

Not sure why you find this a laughing matter, when there are thousands of people in despair and anguish due to the inaction and incompetence of this bureaucracy.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1113 on: February 15, 2021, 10:11:25 AM »
My point was you were pretending Australia doesn't have stranded passengers, when in reality even though their system was more predictable, they had many more stranded citizens, and their system was less fair to people who couldn't afford to pay very high prices for flights that in effect went to the highest bidder and AU$3000 for quarantine.

I never said Australia's system is perfect, but at least it is more predictable and less chaotic, and people don't have to wait for flights to be announced and a stampede to get onto them.

Case in point: I know someone who was granted authorization to travel out of Australia on humanitarian grounds. That person was able to fly to TLV via DOH or DXB and ATH or LCA (I don't remember the exact route at the moment) and was able to fly back via EWR and LAX (chose to take that route due to flight schedule of UA being more reliable and consistent).

At this point one cannot make a RT booking to TLV with any level of certainty or predictability.
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1114 on: February 15, 2021, 10:37:55 AM »
A relative living in Israel would like to come to the US for Pesach.

She has both Israeli and UK citizenship.

Any reason to think she would have any issues leaving Israel, entering USA?

What about quarantining on her return to Israel? (She is fully vaccinated if that makes a difference)

Also she would need to either get a visa to come to USA as an Israeli or renew her UK passport. Which of those would be easier accomplished in Israel these days?

(if this is the wrong board for this please direct me to the correct place to ask this)

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1115 on: February 15, 2021, 10:43:17 AM »
A relative living in Israel would like to come to the US for Pesach.

She has both Israeli and UK citizenship.

Any reason to think she would have any issues leaving Israel, entering USA?

YES. If she would try to leave today, she would probably be denied. What will happen in the future is anyone's guess.


What about quarantining on her return to Israel? (She is fully vaccinated if that makes a difference)
Here again, if the travel were today, then quarantine wouldn't be the question, she would simply be denied boarding onto a flight to TLV without special permission which isn't likely to be granted. Supposedly vaccination allows one to avoid quarantine, but then again, we're talking about Israel, and we're talking about COVID-19 - anything is subject to change.

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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1116 on: February 15, 2021, 11:30:19 AM »
YES. If she would try to leave today, she would probably be denied. What will happen in the future is anyone's guess.

Here again, if the travel were today, then quarantine wouldn't be the question, she would simply be denied boarding onto a flight to TLV without special permission which isn't likely to be granted. Supposedly vaccination allows one to avoid quarantine, but then again, we're talking about Israel, and we're talking about COVID-19 - anything is subject to change.


This. We have tickets to come in for Pesach, when family asks me if we think we can come. I go to http://www.ask8ball.net/ and send a screenshot of whatever the 8 ball answers
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Re: Israel (Not) Reopening To Foreigners
« Reply #1117 on: February 15, 2021, 11:39:22 AM »
This. We have tickets to come in for Pesach, when family asks me if we think we can come. I go to http://www.ask8ball.net/ and send a screenshot of whatever the 8 ball answers

Why do you go through all that trouble? Why not just direct the people asking to that website?
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1118 on: February 15, 2021, 12:01:26 PM »
I'm trying to be creative and understand what would be the trigger for the government to reopen BGI..

When we reach herd immunity? We have a long way to go.
When they find a way to enforce quarantine? (Yeah right)
When 100% of the 60+ are vaccinated??
When they decide that the vaccine is efficient against the main variants?

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #1119 on: February 15, 2021, 12:17:35 PM »
I'm trying to be creative and understand what would be the trigger for the government to reopen BGI..

When we reach herd immunity? We have a long way to go.
When they find a way to enforce quarantine? (Yeah right)
When 100% of the 60+ are vaccinated??
When they decide that the vaccine is efficient against the main variants?
trigger will be the exact moment that whoever decides is convinced that he will receive more votes for opening it than for keeping it closed