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The only flights currently crossing Israel borders carrying passengers are Israir to/from Frankfurt & ELAL to/from NYC.

Departing from Israel:

1. Foreign citizens who are not Israeli citizens or Toshavei Keva are permitted to leave Israel.
2. Israeli citizens: If traveling for a funeral, medical procedure, a legal proceeding or to return to one’s home, one must fill out this affidavit https://chaimvchessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/00225-EN-%D7%98%D7%95%D7%A4%D7%A1-%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%94-26012021.-.docx-1.pdf. If traveling for any other reason, one must obtain special permission, via this application.
3. Dual citizens: Israeli citizens who also hold foreign passports, should be subject to the same rules as Israeli. However, many have simply presented their foreign passports and been permitted to leave.

Entering Israel:

An Israeli or permanent resident who departed Israel prior to January 25th, 2021, and received approval from the Exceptions Committee.

Passengers who received a permit to enter Israel as detailed below:
Entry to Israel is permitted only to holders of Israeli citizenship and to passengers with an approval permit as detailed here >> https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020

A person will not enter Israel unless the Exceptions Committee has approved his/her entry into Israel according to the criteria published on the Ministry of Health Website https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/05022021-02
Submit the application at the following link https://survey.gov.il/he/Entrances

The restrictions and requirements are valid until Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021.

ELAL flights schedule:

From Tel Aviv to JFK:

Flight LY003 will operate on February 13 at 11:00 PM
Flight LY003 will operate on February 15 at 11:00 PM
Flight LY003 will operate on February 18 at 11:00 PM

From JFK to Tel Aviv:

Flight LY010 will operate on February 13 at 11:50 PM
Flight LY014 will operate on February 15 at 12:00 PM
Flight LY014 will operate on February 17 at 12:00 PM
Flight LY012 will operate on February 20 at 11:00 PM

Tickets are $600 each way.

The ELAL tickets can be booked via the EL AL website, a travel agent or through the EL AL WhatsApp service at 03-9771111. You must enter a request number at the beginning of the call: 15684 in order to reach the representative who handles the special authorized flights.

Israir is operating daily flights from TLV to FRA & return. They are also operating some flights between TLV & Warsaw & Chișinău. The Israir tickets can be viewed & booked on https://www.israir.co.il/

Israeli citizens wishing to enter the country are required to undergo a negative corona test performed 72 hours before the flight *** All passengers must complete a health declaration 24 hours before the flight date.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #645 on: February 22, 2021, 05:12:43 PM »
guess you'll have to wait for your return  ;)

Unless TK amd/or LX resume flights by then, and I might just opt for tried and true.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #646 on: February 22, 2021, 05:32:08 PM »
anyone know what forms u have to fill out if american and leaving israel now

Looks like this one

https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/ExitFromIsrael@health.gov.il?displang=en
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #647 on: February 22, 2021, 08:46:52 PM »

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #648 on: February 22, 2021, 08:51:46 PM »
This looks like its for Israelis, not Americans.
Has both options.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #649 on: February 22, 2021, 11:42:15 PM »
UA 90 tomorrow night has at least 9 open economy seats now. $1000 one way.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #650 on: February 23, 2021, 02:34:58 AM »
I plan on traveeling from Israel to JFK in a few days. Does anyone know if the United Stated accepts covid tests done through the kupat Cholim(name is in Hebrew) or do you have to do a private test?

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #651 on: February 23, 2021, 03:25:32 AM »
I plan on traveeling from Israel to JFK in a few days. Does anyone know if the United Stated accepts covid tests done through the kupat Cholim(name is in Hebrew) or do you have to do a private test?
I was told meuhedet can have it transferred to English.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #652 on: February 23, 2021, 09:04:46 AM »
I was on that flight. No one told me anything. Had to do covid test and was then free to exit.

Good you were not on this flight - https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/S1sQLvMMO

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #654 on: February 23, 2021, 09:49:43 AM »
Good you were not on this flight - https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/S1sQLvMMO

I just spoke to someone who's son was probably on that flight and got a positive PCR test when he arrived.

The idiocy is the situation where there's no predictable and reliable procedure. It just begs to be circumvented. It's simply easier than complying with ever changing rules and flights.

On a side note, I won't be surprised if we see a substantial uptick in Crown Heights in the coming weeks.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #655 on: February 23, 2021, 10:00:01 AM »
11??!! Idiots!!!
And a massive Chillul Hashem. It's one thing not to care about exposing yourself, but to fly when you know you're sick or suspect you are, is not ok. Don't think any Rav, whether for or against social distancing and masking, would say that's allowed.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #656 on: February 23, 2021, 10:08:28 AM »
Good you were not on this flight - https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/S1sQLvMMO
And I thought I'd seen it all...

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #657 on: February 23, 2021, 10:09:03 AM »
And a massive Chillul Hashem.

It is indeed.

I have reason to believe these were mostly young teenagers. Total lack of guidance.

IMHO Rabbonim should campaign massively against Davening in airplanes without being seated from beginning to end. Possibly also ban minyonim on airplanes.
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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #658 on: February 23, 2021, 10:26:39 AM »
It is indeed.

I have reason to believe these were mostly young teenagers. Total lack of guidance.

IMHO Rabbonim should campaign massively against Davening in airplanes without being seated from beginning to end. Possibly also ban minyonim on airplanes.

I heard Rabbi Frand speak out against davening in the aisles at least three years ago.

Its one thing if the crew is willing to give up the galley, but the Chillul Hashem of davening over non-frum/non-Jewish passengers is too much.

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Re: ISRAEL AIRPORT CLOSING ON MONDAY!
« Reply #659 on: February 23, 2021, 10:35:21 AM »
Why doesn't elal have a threat of no-fly list like the other airlines?