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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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Author Topic: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread  (Read 218123 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3480 on: June 15, 2021, 08:25:24 PM »
You'll be surprised how many things can be missed. I doubt anyone notices all the little details I updated...
i know someone who edited a ukrainian pcr, but by mistake used a positive test!
i know someone else who came to tlv and handed in his preprepared postdated pcr for his return from new york...

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3481 on: June 15, 2021, 11:42:16 PM »
Can someone explain this to me?
Israel was allowing in people (1st degree relatives etc.) who showed a positive & then negative Corona test.
That means they recognize natural immunity.
If so, why don't they just allow anyone in - vaccinated or not - and just test for antibodies upon landing?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3482 on: June 15, 2021, 11:57:23 PM »
Can someone explain this to me?
Israel was allowing in people (1st degree relatives etc.) who showed a positive & then negative Corona test.
That means they recognize natural immunity.
If so, why don't they just allow anyone in - vaccinated or not - and just test for antibodies upon landing?
Isnt that whats happening July 1?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3483 on: June 16, 2021, 12:19:22 AM »
Isnt that whats happening July 1?
No. Opening for vaccinated only.
OP is asking why not for all recovered, that are equally immune.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3484 on: June 16, 2021, 05:32:24 AM »
No. Opening for vaccinated only.
OP is asking why not for all recovered, that are equally immune.
If I continue scratching my head on that one then my fingers may end up penetrating my skull so I think it's time to stop now.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3485 on: June 16, 2021, 05:55:08 AM »
Officially, the required wait time which is 2 weeks, iirc.
Israel issues the green pass 1 week after Pfizer second dose
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3486 on: June 16, 2021, 07:42:21 AM »
As foreseen

I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3487 on: June 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM »
As foreseen

You gotta post that one in the "Credit Cards" or "Up In The Air" department.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3488 on: June 16, 2021, 11:59:03 AM »
i know someone who edited a ukrainian pcr, but by mistake used a positive test!
i know someone else who came to tlv and handed in his preprepared postdated pcr for his return from new york...

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from an Israeli client (who purchased travel insurance from me) asking about coverage for COVID tests for his return flights from NY. I explained that no insurance covers COVID tests which are not medically necessary, and then told him that he can find places that will do the test for no charge. He responded by saying (paraphrasing) "when I left Israel the travel agent took care of everything, he sent me the COVID test along with the ticket. Don't they do the same here?"
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3489 on: June 16, 2021, 02:34:39 PM »
No. Opening for vaccinated only.
OP is asking why not for all recovered, that are equally immune.
Actually, I'm questioning the inherent inconsistency.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3490 on: June 16, 2021, 02:36:17 PM »
Israel issues the green pass 1 week after Pfizer second dose
But does that mean a tourist can get the 2nd shot a week before arriving in Israel?
There can be inconsistencies, as noted above regarding immunity.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3491 on: June 16, 2021, 03:05:28 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I got a call from an Israeli client (who purchased travel insurance from me) asking about coverage for COVID tests for his return flights from NY. I explained that no insurance covers COVID tests which are not medically necessary, and then told him that he can find places that will do the test for no charge. He responded by saying (paraphrasing) "when I left Israel the travel agent took care of everything, he sent me the COVID test along with the ticket. Don't they do the same here?"
At this point it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the only reason for the testing requirement has to do with pressure on the government from the testing companies.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3492 on: June 16, 2021, 03:10:11 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I got a call from an Israeli client (who purchased travel insurance from me) asking about coverage for COVID tests for his return flights from NY. I explained that no insurance covers COVID tests which are not medically necessary, and then told him that he can find places that will do the test for no charge. He responded by saying (paraphrasing) "when I left Israel the travel agent took care of everything, he sent me the COVID test along with the ticket. Don't they do the same here?"

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3493 on: June 16, 2021, 03:46:51 PM »
what's the best way to get approval for first degree relative at this point?
submitted application request to both Washington and NY consulate last week with no response yet
misrad hapanim Jerusalem seems to indicate on their website to send application via email only?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3494 on: June 16, 2021, 05:26:25 PM »
what's the best way to get approval for first degree relative at this point?
submitted application request to both Washington and NY consulate last week with no response yet
misrad hapanim Jerusalem seems to indicate on their website to send application via email only?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3495 on: June 16, 2021, 06:54:11 PM »
From here:

https://chaimvchessed.com/updated-information-permission-for-relatives-to-enter-israel/

Documentation of recovery or vaccination certificate for all applicants, including children from the age of six. Proof of Recovery: Present a positive Covid test followed by a negative Covid test. It does not matter how long ago or how much time elapsed between the tests. Alternatively, submit a formal letter on official letterhead of hospital /medical center signed by a Dr., attesting that the traveler had Covid and is now recovered from Covid. (Serological results alone are not accepted as proof for applying for an entry permit.)
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Would this work for non-vaccinated tourists to enter after July 1?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3496 on: June 16, 2021, 07:14:19 PM »
@ae123 Nothing has been implemented at all regarding regular tourists yet. This whole July 1st talk is just based on a letter that Deri wrote. Nothing has been changed yet in terms of policy.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3497 on: June 16, 2021, 11:28:16 PM »
@ae123 Nothing has been implemented at all regarding regular tourists yet. This whole July 1st talk is just based on a letter that Deri wrote. Nothing has been changed yet in terms of policy.
Very true.
If only they were more forthcoming with their plans.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3498 on: June 17, 2021, 12:14:43 AM »
Very true.
If only they were more forthcoming with their plans.

If only they had plans....

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #3499 on: June 17, 2021, 09:32:52 AM »
Nothing official yet, so with that in mind:

'Vaccinated tourists coming from “white countries” will be able to enter Israel without the requirement of undergoing a serological test, according to the current outline the Health Ministry is working on, a health official said Tuesday'


https://www.jpost.com/health-science/tourists-from-white-countries-wont-need-serological-test-official-671104