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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 694462 times)

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6600 on: April 25, 2022, 11:33:59 AM »
My son is scheduled to fly JFK-FCO-TLV this week, returning with the student visa he's used for the past year.

Does he need to take a Covid test before flying, and if so, how close to departure does it need to be, and only PCR or other tests also okay?
legally he doesnt have to
that being said, there are reports of ignorant checkin agents, especially on non direct flights, denying boarding to passengers who didnt bring a test
may be smart to prepare him at least with an adobe test

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6601 on: April 25, 2022, 05:13:34 PM »
legally he doesnt have to
that being said, there are reports of ignorant checkin agents, especially on non direct flights, denying boarding to passengers who didnt bring a test
may be smart to prepare him at least with an adobe test
I was very nearly denied boarding by LY (contract staff) in DXB despite being fully eligible to enter. Only got on after physically snatching BP/passport from check in agent.
״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 #6602 on: April 25, 2022, 05:30:08 PM »
I was very nearly denied boarding by LY (contract staff) in DXB despite being fully eligible to enter. Only got on after physically snatching BP/passport from check in agent.
On what grounds? I heard the local staff are no good.
I was once nearly denied boarding by the gate. I had to sign off a family members life so they would let me board. I had the page open with their policy clearly stating I was right. And that's a in a place Elal has been flying for a a long time. I always wondered if I could get any compensation for that. A few years back.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6603 on: April 25, 2022, 05:34:10 PM »
On what grounds? I heard the local staff are no good
They were clueless & utterly unhelpful. I am not an Israeli citizen but recently recovered & exempt from testing.

Ironically, the Indian security guy, who seemed Jewish but barely spoke any Hebrew, asked me a great question - do you Daven on Choh Hamoed w tefillin?
״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 #6604 on: April 25, 2022, 05:37:20 PM »



I am not an Israeli citizen
I should have known
recently recovered & exempt from testing.
That's one they tend to not know. I have done many tests just in case bc I'm scared they won't know. The one time I relied on it it worked though.
Ironically, the Indian security guy, who seemed Jewish but barely spoke any Hebrew, asked me a great question - do you Daven on Choh Hamoed w tefillin?
The only wrong answer is "yes with 3 pairs" or "yes my wife does too"
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6605 on: April 25, 2022, 10:10:02 PM »
legally he doesnt have to
that being said, there are reports of ignorant checkin agents, especially on non direct flights, denying boarding to passengers who didnt bring a test
may be smart to prepare him at least with an adobe test
Thank you.

What about United from EWR? Are the check-in agents aware that valid student visa holders dont need a Covid test?  Any data points on that?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6606 on: April 26, 2022, 10:27:46 PM »
Curious to hear about anyone recent trips through (arriving/departing BG airport)- in terms of flight delays or checkin- counters etc.
Flew this week TLV-JFK on Elal. The line to check in was over hour and a half wait! Then they said that their conveyor belt cannot take any duffle bags, so after they tagged them, we needed to bring them to an elevator to be taken, and was told it would take a minute. The line to drop the bags was another half hour wait! They need to do a "quick" security check on each bag first. We had no choice but to cut that line (sorry...). We got to airport 3 hours before the flight, and did not finish cheking in/dropping off bags until 50 minutes before the flight, and still needed to go through security, and run to the gate
They are completely understaffed, and in no rush to help you get through...
Would suggest using suitcases and not duffle bags to save part of the headache...
The flight attendants did tell people a couple times to put on their masks, but they were not strict about it. In fact, I saw one of the flight attendants without a mask for most of the flight. In the terminal, no one was wearing masks, including all the agents/employees. And in JFK also, almost everyone took off their masks, and many of the employees were not masked

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6607 on: April 27, 2022, 11:32:47 AM »
Flew this week TLV-JFK on Elal. The line to check in was over hour and a half wait! Then they said that their conveyor belt cannot take any duffle bags, so after they tagged them, we needed to bring them to an elevator to be taken, and was told it would take a minute. The line to drop the bags was another half hour wait! They need to do a "quick" security check on each bag first. We had no choice but to cut that line (sorry...). We got to airport 3 hours before the flight, and did not finish cheking in/dropping off bags until 50 minutes before the flight, and still needed to go through security, and run to the gate
They are completely understaffed, and in no rush to help you get through...
Would suggest using suitcases and not duffle bags to save part of the headache...
The flight attendants did tell people a couple times to put on their masks, but they were not strict about it. In fact, I saw one of the flight attendants without a mask for most of the flight. In the terminal, no one was wearing masks, including all the agents/employees. And in JFK also, almost everyone took off their masks, and many of the employees were not masked

thanks for your response.
Someone i know traveled in March and mentioned the whole duffle bag not allowed on the conveyor belt thing in TLV, and that seems new. Lots of students travel that way.
Any advice other then showing up 4 hours earlier? Must one check in at the counter first before going to secondary drop off line for the specific duffle bag drop off?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6608 on: April 27, 2022, 12:44:29 PM »
Must one check in at the counter first before going to secondary drop off line for the specific duffle bag drop off?
All pax need to do counter check-in.  Once complete, they'll accept your standard suitcases on the conveyor and ask you to take any duffels to the elevator/secondary drop-off for oversize items.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6609 on: April 27, 2022, 02:24:24 PM »
Are they asking for proof of covid 19  insurance at check in?

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6610 on: April 27, 2022, 02:26:02 PM »
Are they asking for proof of covid 19  insurance at check in?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6611 on: April 27, 2022, 05:32:37 PM »
Thank you.

What about United from EWR? Are the check-in agents aware that valid student visa holders dont need a Covid test?  Any data points on that?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6612 on: April 27, 2022, 08:26:24 PM »
can someone help- we lost a suitcase and its been a week already. the ticket we opened with luafer aviation in ben gurion possibly had the wrong suitcase number. we now know which suitcase number is missing. JFK showed us a screenshot that the missing suitcase was bulk loaded as opposed to container loaded, so that very likely caused the problem.

does anyone have expeirence w losing baggae in ben gurion, or experience working w luafer aviation?
we got our luggage back  :) >:(

apparently it never made it out of jfk to begin with
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6613 on: April 28, 2022, 10:53:36 PM »
Anyone flew recently  United to TLV (from EWR) with a student visa that was asked for a negative corona test?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6614 on: April 28, 2022, 11:36:24 PM »
we got our luggage back  :) >:(

apparently it never made it out of jfk to begin with

That’s crazy. Hope you get compensation of some sort.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6615 on: April 29, 2022, 12:20:51 PM »
Anyone flew recently  United to TLV (from EWR) with a student visa that was asked for a negative corona test?
My son went earlier this week with his student visa and did not have to show a negative covid test. He did have to test on arrival though.

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6616 on: April 29, 2022, 01:46:26 PM »
My son went earlier this week with his student visa and did not have to show a negative covid test. He did have to test on arrival though.
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6617 on: April 30, 2022, 06:40:26 PM »
Can anyone recommend where to go in Israel for preflight COVID test  ;)?
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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6618 on: April 30, 2022, 10:14:41 PM »
Transit to TLV through Germany, when is a negative covid test required? 72 hours or 48? Pcr or antigen?

For flight tomorrow, trying to get it clear. Thanks

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Re: Israel And Ben Gurion COVID-19 Reopening Master Thread
« Reply #6619 on: April 30, 2022, 10:32:29 PM »
Can anyone recommend where to go in Israel for preflight COVID test  ;)?
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