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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

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1621 on: March 04, 2021, 04:00:44 PM »
any advice for how to [pint out exit form for seminary girl  leaving motzei shabbos without a smartphone
Do non-Israelis need an exit form?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1624 on: March 04, 2021, 04:24:03 PM »
Correct, it's more a question of terminology. It seems the hotel mandate will be lifted and there will be a new mandate for bracelets and a voluntary hotel option without bracelets.

 It's mostly semantics, but there is a possibility the hotel mandate will be lifted before there are enough bracelets to mandate - the government planing is focused on dramatically increasing enforcement visits which suggests they are lifting the hotel mandate before bracelets are ready.
The quarantine hotel mandate expires on Friday at 12:00. It doesn't look like the government plans to convene before Sunday, and even then it doesn't appear they intend to mandate hotels.

N12 is reporting there will be a week or two before bracelets are mandated that home quarantine will be enforced with 2000 cops and 600 inspectors, although they are misrepresenting the day the quarantine hotels end as March 7 (which is when the flight limitations expire).
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1625 on: March 04, 2021, 05:37:12 PM »
If I book flights for my children to go to Israel in June (we are American citizens), if they don't let kids in the country without vaccines will I be able to get a refund? My sister is getting married and I want to book tickets now, but I don't want to risk losing the $$.

In the same vein, if you are denied boarding due to lack of COVID testing w/in 3 days, do they have to offer free changes or can you lose your ticket?

I'm sorry if this was answered, I tried to search!

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1626 on: March 04, 2021, 06:33:24 PM »
Any update on whether foreign students with proof of recovery will be allowed back after Pesach?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1627 on: March 04, 2021, 07:01:51 PM »
If I book flights for my children to go to Israel in June (we are American citizens), if they don't let kids in the country without vaccines will I be able to get a refund? My sister is getting married and I want to book tickets now, but I don't want to risk losing the $$.

In the same vein, if you are denied boarding due to lack of COVID testing w/in 3 days, do they have to offer free changes or can you lose your ticket?

I'm sorry if this was answered, I tried to search!

Non refundable tickets will generally remain non-refundable, but some airlines waive change fees.

Any update on whether foreign students with proof of recovery will be allowed back after Pesach?
Nobody really knows what will be this Monday, never mind after Pesach.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1628 on: March 04, 2021, 08:39:05 PM »
Here's a good list of flights that are planned to operate next week https://secretflights.co.il/news/march2020/

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1629 on: March 04, 2021, 08:53:55 PM »
Here's a good list of flights that are planned to operate next week https://secretflights.co.il/news/march2020/


Does that mean that United is not flying TLV-EWR on 3/8? They haven't cancelled it.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1630 on: March 04, 2021, 09:17:04 PM »
Does that mean that United is not flying TLV-EWR on 3/8?
Correct. Here is the guidance UA sent agents

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1631 on: March 04, 2021, 09:21:11 PM »
Correct. Here is the guidance UA sent agents


When is United going to let people know? The flights are booked a whole week. How are they going to get these people out of Israel?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1632 on: March 04, 2021, 09:23:17 PM »
When is United going to let people know?
Who knows

The flights are booked a whole week. How are they going to get these people out of Israel?
Some of the space is being blocked by United so they. can rebook people from the cancelled flights, and some of those people won't get out of Israel.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1633 on: March 04, 2021, 09:24:06 PM »
Who knows
Some of the space is being blocked by United so they. can rebook people from the cancelled flights, and some of those people won't get out of Israel.
If I call United will they rebook?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1634 on: March 04, 2021, 09:51:39 PM »
If I call United will they rebook?
YMMV
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1635 on: March 04, 2021, 09:56:31 PM »
YMMV
Thanks. I'm waiting on hold with them now.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1636 on: March 04, 2021, 10:00:55 PM »
Thanks. I'm waiting on hold with them now.
Good luck. There is always a possibility government directives will change and March 8 will end up flying, but it seems very unlikely at this point.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1637 on: March 04, 2021, 10:03:49 PM »
when was this memo sent out they reissued a client of mine this afternoon

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1638 on: March 04, 2021, 10:06:45 PM »
when was this memo sent out they reissued a client of mine this afternoon
Today around 3pm Israel time. The reservations staff reissuing and rebooking aren't necessarily up-do-date
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1639 on: March 04, 2021, 10:11:30 PM »
Today around 3pm Israel time. The reservations staff reissuing and rebooking aren't necessarily up-do-date
to think elal cancelling newarks flights was the end of my headaches for the week