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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 654675 times)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1820 on: March 08, 2021, 09:34:42 AM »
And also submitted a third application. less than two hours after the second - 2503 applications in between

Dudi Rubinstein of Hul Mehudar just posted about flight to Kiev. He noted that having children fly along with parents isn't an acceptable humanitarian reason. (If that is the only reason one can come up with, I would frame it differently - parents are allowed to and must fly, there is no-one to supervise children).
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1821 on: March 08, 2021, 09:38:08 AM »
Dudi Rubinstein of Hul Mehudar just posted about flight to Kiev. He noted that having children fly along with parents isn't an acceptable humanitarian reason. (If that is the only reason one can come up with, I would frame it differently - parents are allowed to and must fly, there is no-one to supervise children).
I tried that in the second application (even went the oleh angle) - no dice
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1822 on: March 08, 2021, 09:39:02 AM »
+100
For what it's worth I have two friends who submitted requests for their kids using reasons definitely not humanitarians, and we're both approved within hours of submitting the requests
This is the most frustrating part
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1823 on: March 08, 2021, 09:41:52 AM »
I really don't understand why the Israeli government is still making it so difficult to leave and return. What health reason do they have to keep people home that overrides all other concerns? Why don't they just allow anyone who is verifiably vaccinated to return and leave as they please?

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1825 on: March 08, 2021, 09:44:26 AM »
This is the most frustrating part

Maybe try submitting at different times of the day. I would assume there would be other people looking at it, and you might get lucky.

Will you need permission for them to come back?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1826 on: March 08, 2021, 09:44:56 AM »
I really don't understand why the Israeli government is still making it so difficult to leave and return. What health reason do they have to keep people home that overrides all other concerns? Why don't they just allow anyone who is verifiably vaccinated to return and leave as they please?

It's 100% (or more) political.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1827 on: March 08, 2021, 09:49:56 AM »
Maybe try submitting at different times of the day. I would assume there would be other people looking at it, and you might get lucky.

Will you need permission for them to come back?
That's the plan, vote early, vote often
No (as of now)
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1828 on: March 08, 2021, 09:50:28 AM »
It's 100% (or more) political.
That's not an excuse, that's a Tiyuvta.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1829 on: March 08, 2021, 09:51:33 AM »
I really don't understand why the Israeli government is still making it so difficult to leave and return. What health reason do they have to keep people home that overrides all other concerns? Why don't they just allow anyone who is verifiably vaccinated to return and leave as they please?
They do allow any Israeli citizen who is verifiably vaccinated or recovered to go and come as they please
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1830 on: March 08, 2021, 09:54:42 AM »
They do allow any Israeli citizen who is verifiably vaccinated or recovered to go and come as they please
Not if they limit the flights allowed to fly. That's effectively not allowing Israelis to come and go as they please.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1831 on: March 08, 2021, 09:59:32 AM »
They do allow any Israeli citizen who is verifiably vaccinated or recovered to go and come as they please

Ahem. Where's @aygart to point out the huge incentive to get kids infected. Since they don't give vaccines under age 16, and kids might be restricted from traveling if they didn't recover from COVID-19, send them to infection parties to make sure they get infected.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1832 on: March 08, 2021, 10:00:41 AM »
That's not an excuse, that's a Tiyuvta.

With all the RIP/BDE due to COVID-19, I haven't seen Common Sense being mentioned. That seems to have been a major casualty of COVID-19.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1833 on: March 08, 2021, 10:02:00 AM »
Not if they limit the flights allowed to fly. That's effectively not allowing Israelis to come and go as they please.
Fair enough
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1834 on: March 08, 2021, 10:02:31 AM »
That's the plan, vote early, vote often
No (as of now)
What are the chances that they have a history of the requests? i.e. under this TZ # this is the list of requests we've received.. and for Ergel we've received 5 under the last 24h with 5 different reasons?

Just thinking out loud  :)

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1835 on: March 08, 2021, 10:03:49 AM »
What are the chances that they have a history of the requests? i.e. under this TZ # this is the list of requests we've received.. and for Ergel we've received 5 under the last 24h with 5 different reasons?

Just thinking out loud  :)
How can it hurt me?
They can't do anything more than say no which is where I already am
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1836 on: March 08, 2021, 10:04:22 AM »
Same way notes in a PNR can hurt you. Makes HUCA more unlikely to work.
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1837 on: March 08, 2021, 10:05:10 AM »
Same way notes in a PNR can hurt you. Makes HUCA more unlikely to work.
Of course, but what alternative do I have?
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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1838 on: March 08, 2021, 10:06:56 AM »
Given that foreign vaccinations aren't going to get a green passport yet, how do those of us that exit quarantine with a foreign vaccine (and serology test) get into locations that require a green passport?  Meaning, getting into a hotel, mall, gym, etc?

Local serological test. Either through your Kupah or privately.
If the test is positive, you can get a Dr to enter you as Machlim.
The English speaking doctor in Bais Yisroel is taking 50 shekel for the secretarial work.

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Re: Israel Reopening Ben Gurion, Still Closed To Most Foreigners
« Reply #1839 on: March 08, 2021, 10:07:49 AM »
Of course, but what alternative do I have?
IgG tested the kids already?
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