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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 654622 times)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1580 on: March 04, 2021, 02:15:21 AM »
Elal cancelled LHR-TLV on March 7.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1581 on: March 04, 2021, 03:33:56 AM »
I don't think she sat with Bibbi at the subcommittee.

There is talk the government specifically wants to set the limit low so they can blame the SC for breaching the borders when they rescind it
https://twitter.com/urimisgav/status/1367386971031617537

https://twitter.com/urimisgav/status/1367401341589598211

Looks like the SC may overturn the entire ban on Israelis arriving which would play into Bibbi’s political ploy of blaming the court.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1582 on: March 04, 2021, 04:26:28 AM »
Foreign medical records (PCR, vaccination, etc.) aren't currently accepted without some kind of medical proof verified in Israel. The only proof currently accepted is an Israeli antibody test (this is actually an improvement over prior procedure, which also required an Israeli doctor to sign off, which would be a problem for someone who doesn't live there and isn't a member of Kupat Holim).

If anyone wants to complain that it's not fair that Israel won't accept foreign medical records, they can drop off their complaints at the Photoshop labs.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1583 on: March 04, 2021, 08:49:53 AM »
can we get a clear answer to 2 questions?

1- starting march 7th do israelis need an ishur vaadat charigim to LEAVE?

2- is a teudat MACHLIM good enough to leave w/o a corona test?

thank u
« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 08:58:29 AM by m65 »

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1584 on: March 04, 2021, 09:39:43 AM »
can we get a clear answer to 2 questions?

1- starting march 7th do israelis need an ishur vaadat charigim to LEAVE?

2- is a teudat MACHLIM good enough to leave w/o a corona test?

thank u
1. For this with teudat machlim or teudat chisun, no ishur is required
2. I don't think you need a test to leave
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1585 on: March 04, 2021, 09:41:45 AM »
1. For this with teudat machlim or teudat chisun, correct
2. I don't think you need a test to leave
thank u.
anyone else with concrete info to chip in?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1586 on: March 04, 2021, 09:44:06 AM »
thank u.
anyone else with concrete info to chip in?
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All correct. For the time being. If you are vaccinated or recovered you can leave without any ishur or test

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1587 on: March 04, 2021, 09:54:20 AM »
1. For this with teudat machlim or teudat chisun, no ishur is required
2. I don't think you need a test to leave
HOWEVER your destination country may require a test, some need it 72 hours before departure והמחמירים before arrival.
There is also talk of mandatory rapid testing before all departing flights

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1588 on: March 04, 2021, 09:54:47 AM »
https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/BJjLuLCfu

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1589 on: March 04, 2021, 10:05:08 AM »
HOWEVER your destination country may require a test, some need it 72 hours before departure והמחמירים before arrival.
There is also talk of mandatory rapid testing before all departing flights

That is correct. US currently requires test within 72 hours of flight.

ELAL is trying something with mandatory testing to board a flight, with rapid tests administered at the airport.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1590 on: March 04, 2021, 10:51:21 AM »
HOWEVER your destination country may require a test, some need it 72 hours before departure והמחמירים before arrival.
There is also talk of mandatory rapid testing before all departing flights
That is correct. US currently requires test within 72 hours of flight.

ELAL is trying something with mandatory testing to board a flight, with rapid tests administered at the airport.
thanx everyone.
im going bez"h to new york.
will the usa accept my teudat machlim instead of a test?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1591 on: March 04, 2021, 10:57:53 AM »
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1592 on: March 04, 2021, 11:02:07 AM »
One of my siblings has a flight from Israel to the US in a couple weeks on a Sunday morning at 9 am. When the US says that they require a covid test within 3 calendar days of departure, does that count the day of departure as a day? I.e. do they need a test on Friday, or is Thursday after 9 am fine?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1593 on: March 04, 2021, 11:03:39 AM »
thanx everyone.
im going bez"h to new york.
will the usa accept my teudat machlim instead of a test?
No
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1594 on: March 04, 2021, 11:04:07 AM »
One of my siblings has a flight from Israel to the US in a couple weeks on a Sunday morning at 9 am. When the US says that they require a covid test within 3 calendar days of departure, does that count the day of departure as a day? I.e. do they need a test on Friday, or is Thursday after 9 am fine?
*3 days before departure.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1595 on: March 04, 2021, 11:07:15 AM »
No
basically that means i will be denied boarding w/o a negative test, even though i have a teudat machlim?

sorry for sounding stupid, i just wanna be 100% sure.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1596 on: March 04, 2021, 11:08:16 AM »
*3 days before departure.
Meaning 72 hours?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1597 on: March 04, 2021, 11:10:48 AM »
basically that means i will be denied boarding w/o a negative test, even though i have a teudat machlim?

The airline won't let him board.
Same thing for vaccinated ppl

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1598 on: March 04, 2021, 11:11:54 AM »
Meaning 72 hours?
3 calendar days even if more than 72h

basically that means i will be denied boarding w/o a negative test, even though i have a teudat machlim?


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

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CDC does not recommend getting tested again in the three months after a positive viral test, as long as you do not have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have had a positive viral test in the past 3 months, and you have met the criteria to end isolation, you may travel instead with documentation of your positive viral test results and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. The positive test result and letter together are referred to as “documentation of recovery.”

A letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that clears you to end isolation, e.g., to return to work or school, can be used to show you are cleared to travel, even if travel isn’t specifically mentioned in the letter.

Maybe @Dan means in practice airlines aren't accepting this
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1599 on: March 04, 2021, 11:15:42 AM »
3 calendar days even if more than 72h
So for a 9am Sunday flight the test can be taken on Thurs, Fri or Sat?