UPDATED JANUARY 20, 2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Guidelines Regarding Travel To Israel – Extended at least until January 31st, 2021

1) In order to enter Israel, even with a valid permit, a person MUST have a negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test, performed not more than 72 hours prior to his or her departure to the State of Israel.

2) Single students, even those who have valid student visas, who leave Israel will not be allowed to re-enter under the current guidelines.

3) Married students, only who have valid visas, and whose “Center of Life” is in Israel – which is defined as having been in Israel for 180 days or greater during the last year, and have left Israel for less than 30 days, will be able to request an entry permit. This request can only be made via the Yeshiva or Seminary and processed in Israel. The Consulates around the world will only be processing these requests for University students.

4) Foreign Spouses of Israeli citizens can only apply to enter Israel if the Israeli Spouse’s “Center of Life” is Israel. and the non-Israeli spouse has been in Israel for 60 days or longer over the last year. If the Israeli spouse is in Israel, the application must be made by the spouse in Israel at the Ministry of Interior. If the Israeli spouse is outside of Israel, then the application can be made via the local Israeli Consulate.

5) Grandparents are still not permitted to travel to Israel for celebrations, such as Weddings and births of grandchildren.

6) Parents and siblings can still apply to travel to Israel for weddings, however, nothing is being processed now during the current lockdown.

Suggestion: Students who are currently in Israel, married or single, should refrain from leaving, unless there is a life and death emergency, and are prepared to not return to Israel for the foreseeable future. 

.We will continue to update this page, as there are changes happening very often. You can also email [email protected]im.org with any questions you may have.

Please read this carefully, as many changes have just been made,

and it is important that you understand these updated guidelines.

Funeral Travel

People may still apply to travel to Israel for the funeral of a 1st-degree relative only. These trips cannot be longer than 24 hours. Children in Law, Siblings in Law, and Grandchildren and NOT eligible for funeral travel.

Regarding Student Visas

Any student who has a valid student visa, and whose “Center of Life” has been Israel, meaning the student has been in Israel for more than 180 days during the last year, and has been out of Israel for 30 days or less, is eligible to apply for an entry permit to be able to enter Israel.

There are 2 categories:

Yeshiva and Seminary Students must apply via their schools, and be issued the entry permit from the Ministry of Interior. Consulates outside of Israel will NOT issue or process these requests.

University Students are able to apply for the entry permit by contacting their local Israeli Consulate.

Lone Soldier Visits

Remains the same, and 1st-degree relatives are still eligible to apply via the Consulate to visit a lone soldier.

Wedding Requests

Only the Bride and Groom, as well as the parents of the Bride and Groom are able to Travel for a wedding.

Please note: All travelers for a wedding must arrive in israel at least 14 full days prior to the wedding

Foreign Spouse of an Israeli Citizen

If the “Center of Life” for the Israeli citizen spouse is in Israel, meaning that the Israeli National has been in Israel for 180 days over the last year, and the non-Israeli spouse has been in Israel for 60 days or longer over the last year, they are eligible to apply for an entry permit.

If the Israeli spouse is in Israel, the application can only be made by the spouse in Israel at the Ministry of Interior.

If the Israeli spouse is outside the State of Israel, they can apply at a local Consulate.

Israeli Couple with Children (Where the children do not have Israeli Passports yet)

Still eligible to apply to enter Israel via the local Consulate.

Single Foreign National Parent traveling with Israeli Children

At this point are not eligible to apply for a permit this point

Minor Children of an Israeli Mother and Foreign Father

If the “Center of Life” for the Israeli citizen mother is in Israel, meaning that the Israeli Mother has been in Israel for 180 days over the last year, and the non-Israeli Father has been in Israel for 60 days or longer over the last year, they are eligible to apply for an entry permit.

If the Israeli mother is in Israel, the application can only be made by the Mother in Israel at the Ministry of Interior.

If the Israeli Mother is outside the State of Israel, they can apply at a local Consulate.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students.

We are continually updating these pages, as the rules are ever-changing, but please feel free to contact us via email, at [email protected], should you have any questions.

Important Note: Amudim does not charge fees for any service we provide for the community. Should anyone claim that he/she was asked to pay for assistance, please email [email protected] right away, and let us know.