In order to get an exemption or an early release from quarantine you must be classified as a recovered patient by the Israeli Ministry of Health. You can not even begin the process of asking for an exemption or early release until you have arrived in Israel:
To be defined as recovered, you must send the following documents to [email protected]:
Positive pcr test from abroad
Negative pcr test from abroad
Negative pcr test from Israel.
– Confirmation from a doctor (from Israel) that you have indeed recovered from Corona – if you do not have a health fund or medical insurance, please indicate this in the email.
– Antibody testing is not always accepted (but sometimes it is)
If these documents cannot be provided – you must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
UPDATED OCT 20
On October 12, the Health Ministry announced a process for obtaining quarantine exemptions based on serological (antibodies) tests. However, as of October 19, this process has been suspended.
Hence, the following is currently the only process to request an exemption from quarantine. Even if you are eligible, each passenger must enter quarantine upon arriving in Israel, until he or she receives an exemption from the Ministry of Health. This process is at the discretion of the Health Ministry, meaning they can decide whether or not to grant this exemption.
To request an exemption, the traveler must have recovered from Covid 19 more than 10 days prior to arrival in Israel. Bring a medical summary detailing illness and recovery at least 10 days before your flight.
Provide PCR tests proving the passenger was positive, and then negative for Corona.
Travelers providing this will need either a negative PCR test performed in Israel, antibody test performed in Israel showing positive antibodies, or a letter from an Israeli doctor certifying that the traveler has recovered from Covid (מכתב מחלים).
Once you have one of the above, download and fill out this document. Fill out a separate form for each family member.
Then, email the document, along with all of your test results to [email protected].
You should receive a response within 48 hours. Until you receive a written exemption from the Health Ministry, you must remain in quarantine.
THE REGULATIONS FOR THIS PROCESS CHANGE FREQUENTLY, THIS IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION WE HAVE.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]. If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please call David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, at 646-517-0222 ext 999, 24 hours a day.