Entrance to Israel Advisory

Coronavirus TRAVEL Entrance to Israel Advisory

UPDATED February 24, 2021

NEW: Important Statement By Amudim and Chaim V’Chesed – Click Here to Read

Student Visa Holders and those with Student Visas entering or re-entering Israel – Effective immediately and until further notice – No Students (single or married) will be permitted entry or granted entry permits

As of now, there is a  severely limited availability of flights from the USA into Israel, or from Israel into the USA. We are cautiously optimistic that both  the number of flights and the number of airlines booking those flights will increase in the coming days

Entry permit applications to enter Israel, may be submitted, only if the travelers meet the eligibility requirements detailed in the Entrance to Israel Advisory page.

For those that need to leave Israel – in the case of a true emergency – there may be limited options.  Please refer to the Departure from Israel advisory page.

In cases of death and burials, there are options for the deceased person only, However, for family members to go along is very rarely possible given the limited timeframe. You can either contact the funeral home you are using or contact us for assistance in these matters.

There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can. 

For Useful Links and Important Notes Click Here

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance,
Phone: 646-517-0222 ext 999
This phone is being monitored 24/7 for life and death emergencies.

Detailed Overview

This is a general overview for all travelers including Israeli Citizens and foreign nationals.

Eligibility:

A person will not enter Israel unless an exceptions committee has approved his/her entry into Israel.

Israeli Citizens :

If you have both a foreign and an Israeli passport - you must follow Israeli citizen requirements.

The criteria of the Exceptions Committee regarding entry into Israel:

(A) for the purpose of receiving essential medical treatment which does not suffer from a delay, to him/her or to another person dependent on him/her;

(B) for the purpose of attending the funeral of a first-degree relative, including attending the funeral of a deceased person brought for burial in Israel;

(C) for the purpose of assisting a first-degree relative who is in distress, and there is no one else able to provide the required assistance;

(D) for the purpose of reaching a legal proceeding to which the person is a party, has status, or is required to participate in it, provided that his remote participation is not appropriate in the circumstances of the case;

(E) a woman in the third trimester of her pregnancy;

(F) for a humanitarian or special personal need requiring entry into Israel;

(G) for an essential purpose relating to Israel’s foreign relations or for an essential purpose relating to national security, with the approval of the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, or the Prime Minister’s Office, as the case may be;

(H) He/She lawfully left Israel, according to the restrictions that applied when he/she left, and his/her permanent residence in Israel.

Non-Israeli citizens or Permanent Residents:

A person who is not an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident may enter Israel with the approval of the Exceptions Committee if he/she wishes to enter for the purpose of one of the following, or where one of the following exists:

(A) for a humanitarian or special personal need that requires entry into Israel;

(B) for the purpose of the proper management of Israel’s foreign relations or for reasons of national security, with the approval of the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, or the Prime Minister’s Office, as the case may be;

(C) a professional athlete as defined in the Restriction of Activities Regulations, for the purpose of participating in the competition, and his/her accompanying person required to participate in the competition, and that the Director-General of the Ministry of Culture and Sports has confirmed that he/she is such a person;

(D) A person who is entitled to immigrant status or immigrant rights and whose immigration cannot be postponed.

FLIGHTS:

Only Israeli owned airlines / aircrafts are able to accommodate passenger flights at this time.

Options for private charters to and from Israel can be arranged – Contact us directly if needed

Necessary Documents for Travelers:

If you have both a foreign and an Israeli passport - you must follow Israeli passport requirements

1) Any Israeli Passport Holder eligible under the above rules to enter israel must submit a request for authorization via the exemptions committee at https://survey.gov.il/he/Entrances

2) Any Non Israeli passport holder must apply for an entry permit thru the Israeli consulate closest to their point of departure

3) All travelers must have a negative pcr covid test taken within 72 hours of the flight

4) All travelers entering israel will be placed in a government mandated quarantine hotel unless they received either a) a letter of recovery before they last left Israel or b) if they have a completed vaccination record from the Israeli ministry of health

5) All travelers (each traveler separately) must complete the following 2 steps on the day of their flight prior to arriving to the airport:
  1.   Fill out and print the following “traveler entry” declaration for each traveler. – Click here to enter the “traveler entry” declaration page
  2.   Fill out and print the following “self-isolation” declaration For each traveler. – Click here to enter the “self-isolation” declaration page
6) you must bring all of the above documents with you to the airport and may need to present them at any point when checking in, boarding, and/or upon arrival in Israel

Specific categories for travelers who are not Israeli Citizens or Permanent Residents of Israel

Student visa holders are not permitted to enter or re-enter Israel at the current time

Simcha Travel is not eligible for an entry permit at this time

Funeral Travel is permitted, for 1st degree relatives only – and are not permitted to stay in the country more than 24 hours – to see further details and documentation needed, please click here.

Medical Emergency travel will only be permitted at this time for the patient that needs to enter israel for necessary medical treatment not available outside Israel.

If the patient is a minor, a parent(s) may be permitted to travel with the patent.

Please contact us directly for further details.

At the current time, foreign spouses of an Israeli citizen is not entitled to and entry permit.

Lone Soldiers are permitted to return to Israel in order to rejoin their units for active service – please contact David Kushner directly for further details

Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 646-517-0222 ext 999