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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
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3060 on: May 04, 2021, 09:35:16 AM »
No
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3061 on: May 04, 2021, 09:44:01 AM »
Was the NOTAM extended beyond May 6th yet?

Too early for that in Israeli (COVID-19 regime) standards.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3062 on: May 04, 2021, 10:08:49 AM »
Too early for that in Israeli (COVID-19 regime) standards.
No
I thought they were generally extended a couple of weeks before expiration (except right after the election).

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3063 on: May 04, 2021, 10:40:07 AM »
I thought they were generally extended a couple of weeks before expiration (except right after the election).
Not anymore, I wouldn't expect an update until 5/6 or 5/7.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3064 on: May 04, 2021, 11:01:38 AM »
If passenger did not state on 24 health declaration online form that they are immunized or recovered, can they still get out of quarantine with a positive antibody test?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3065 on: May 04, 2021, 11:47:20 AM »
what is the quickest way for people with 1st degree relatives to get permits to enter

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3066 on: May 04, 2021, 01:21:34 PM »
One other development is that you can go in person to משרד האוכלוסין in Yersualayim (only)(Queen Shlomziyon St 1, Jerusalem, 9414601, Israel) and they will give you an ishur in person for entry of eligible individuals. Apparently the process is very quick, people are in and out in 20 minutes. From 8 to 10 you can come without appointment, after 10, by appointment only

Is this still relevant?

Is an appointment needed?

Does the Israeli first-degree relative have to go to the office or can I send someone else with the documents?

On another note: Would it help to resend my documents to the NYC consulate or would they just get aggravated and delay it more (Israeli style)?
It's already 8 days since I sent it in with no response...

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3067 on: May 04, 2021, 02:46:22 PM »
Does the travel insurance required by Israel for a permit have to state specifically that the insured is covered if they contract Covid in Israel? or it's enough if it says the whole world?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3068 on: May 04, 2021, 02:52:07 PM »
I received my ishur as a parent of olim, but my wifes name is mispelled (Shulamit instead of Shulamith). Will that be a problem? All else is fine. Thanks.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3069 on: May 04, 2021, 03:47:37 PM »
I received my ishur as a parent of olim, but my wifes name is mispelled (Shulamit instead of Shulamith). Will that be a problem? All else is fine. Thanks.
No, especially not with Elal
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3070 on: May 04, 2021, 05:26:06 PM »
If passenger did not state on 24 health declaration online form that they are immunized or recovered, can they still get out of quarantine with a positive antibody test?
Yes.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3071 on: May 04, 2021, 05:42:30 PM »
No, especially not with Elal
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3072 on: May 04, 2021, 06:19:08 PM »
flying united.
Shouldn't be a problem
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3073 on: May 04, 2021, 09:23:48 PM »
Hi guys. Would really appreciate it if anyone knows the answer to these questions.

Iím going to Israel on the 11th. I am an Israeli citizen, but my Israeli passport is expired and I only have an American passport for traveling.

Is this going to be an issue if I have an Israeli ID, but use an American passport to come into Israel?

Iím flying with AA. Are they going to give me any issues for using an American passport, even though Iím Israeli, and didnít get a letter of permission to enter as I donít need one as an Israeli?

Also, once I get to Israel, even though Iím not currently part of any kupah, is my serological test cost covered by Israel since Iím Israeli, or will I have to pay out of pocket for a private test?

Also, has anyone tried walking into Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) without an appt for the serological test? I checked the website, but there are no appointments showing for when I arrive.

Thanks!

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3074 on: May 04, 2021, 11:44:31 PM »
Hi guys. Would really appreciate it if anyone knows the answer to these questions.

Iím going to Israel on the 11th. I am an Israeli citizen, but my Israeli passport is expired and I only have an American passport for traveling.

Is this going to be an issue if I have an Israeli ID, but use an American passport to come into Israel?

Iím flying with AA. Are they going to give me any issues for using an American passport, even though Iím Israeli, and didnít get a letter of permission to enter as I donít need one as an Israeli?

Also, once I get to Israel, even though Iím not currently part of any kupah, is my serological test cost covered by Israel since Iím Israeli, or will I have to pay out of pocket for a private test?

Also, has anyone tried walking into Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) without an appt for the serological test? I checked the website, but there are no appointments showing for when I arrive.

Thanks!

As far as boarding the AA flight without an Israeli passport or letter of permission. I would say you are taking a risk of being denied. Might be different with ELAL. You might want to get a letter just to be on the safe side. This is an example of a case where many would be comfortable using a forged letter, as you would be allowed to enter Israel, but the AA check-in agent might just be too ignorant to understand your circumstances. That ignorance can be bypassed with an edited letter.

You will have to pay out of pocket for the serological test. Even if you were a member of Kupat Cholim (which you can temporarily become by buying visitor insurance from Harel) you would probably need to pay, as it is not automatically covered unless ordered by a doctor.

There are no appointments for when you arrive because you land after they close. I think your only way to get tested that evening would be privately.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3075 on: May 05, 2021, 05:11:17 AM »
Thanks ExGingi for all the information!

Regarding Assaf Harofeh, it says their lab is open until 10pm on the website. Do they not do the serological tests until tha time at night? If not, do you know who/where the cheapest possible private option with the fastest results?

Regarding the letter, would they give me one if I donít have any first degree relatives in Israel, but am Israeli, without an Israeli passport?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3076 on: May 05, 2021, 07:56:33 AM »
I have an appointment at Assaf Harofeh (Shamir Institute) for serological testing after we land. Do they submit your result to the Misrad Habriut so you can get out of bidud, or do we have to send it in after we are notified of our antibody results? Thanks.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3077 on: May 05, 2021, 09:18:08 AM »
If passenger did not state on 24 health declaration online form that they are immunized or recovered, can they still get out of quarantine with a positive antibody test?
what is the quickest way for people with 1st degree relatives to get permits to enter
See next post, sending someone in person to misrad hapnim
Is this still relevant?

Is an appointment needed?

Does the Israeli first-degree relative have to go to the office or can I send someone else with the documents?

On another note: Would it help to resend my documents to the NYC consulate or would they just get aggravated and delay it more (Israeli style)?
It's already 8 days since I sent it in with no response...
Yes on relevance, no on appt. Go early and be prepared to wait
Does the travel insurance required by Israel for a permit have to state specifically that the insured is covered if they contract Covid in Israel? or it's enough if it says the whole world?
Specifically Israel, most will give it to you if you call

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3078 on: May 05, 2021, 09:34:00 AM »
See next post, sending someone in person to misrad hapnimYes on relevance, no on appt. Go early and be prepared to waitSpecifically Israel, most will give it to you if you call

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Does the Israeli first-degree relative have to go to the office or can I send someone else with the documents?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3079 on: May 05, 2021, 09:38:04 AM »
@thaber
Does the Israeli first-degree relative have to go to the office or can I send someone else with the documents?
Pretty sure can be anyone, but in my case was the first degree