Travel Request a Medical Emergency

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Legal Disclaimer: Due to the continuously ongoing changes, that often happen without advance warning – Amudim attempts to keep this information up to date. Amudim assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided, as changes in Israeli government policy occur frequently. Amudim also does not guarantee results and can not be held responsible for the outcome of an application request.

Amudim’s No Fee Policy: Consistent with Amudim’s mission and values, the organization maintains a strict no-fee policy. We neither charge for our myriad services nor solicit donations in exchange for results. Should anyone hear of an incident where monies were requested by Amudim personnel or affiliates in exchange for services, whether as a charge or by donation, please report the incident to us immediately by email to [email protected] We take such allegations very seriously and will swiftly and efficiently investigate and address all such reports.

Any traveler eligible for entry under the vaccination/recovery requirements for the general public or any traveler that is an Israeli Citizen/Toshav Keva does not need a special permit as outlined in this page.

This page is only for People that need to travel to Israel for a documented life threatening medical emergency of a 1st-degree relative (Spouse, child, or sibling of the patient) and do not meet the current vaccination/eligibility requirements of the general public. Children in Law, Siblings in Law, and Grandchildren and NOT considered 1st degree relatives.

Please see all instructions below, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.
If this is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please call David Kushner,
Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, at 646-517-0222 ext 218, 24 hours a day.

Approval of travelers in this category is at the sole discretion of a special exceptions committee of the Israeli government which includes the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please note that these applications normally take 3-5 days (up to a week) to be approved


1) Admission Request and Declaration Forms: you will need one form filled out for each passenger. Click here to get the form.

2) Proof of Covid-19 Medical Coverage for all travelers. Click Here for further guidance. 

3) Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination or Proof of Recovery for each traveler (if applicable)

4) Passenger’s Passport: A clear image of valid passports for all travelers.

5) Proof of relationship:: For each person requesting permission to travel, you must provide proof of the relationship. This can be a marriage certificate or a birth certificate, of the traveler as well as the patient, which verifies the relationship. 

6) Patient’s ID: If the patient is a citizen of Israel, please provide a clear copy of the Israeli ID card or Israel passport. If the patient is not Israeli, please provide a clear copy of the patient’s foreign passport. If there is an issue obtaining this information, and it is urgent and time-sensitive, please call David Kushner immediately at 646-517-0222, ext 999. 

7) Proof of the current condition of the patient: This must be a recent letter (within 7 days), written by a medical provider, on the official letterhead of the medical facility, detailing the condition, the name of the patient, and the sense of urgency, signed by the physician, and including the physician’s Israeli Medical License #. Please note that all information will be verified. 

Once you have prepared all of the above, please email it immediately to [email protected], put in the subject line “Medical/End of Life Travel Request,” and please do the following:

1) In the body of the email, please detail clearly the urgent matter, the reason why you would like to go, a list of each person requesting travel, and the phone number and email address for the primary person whom we should be in touch with; this MUST be one of the people requesting travel permission. 

2) Attach all documents listed above. If possible, please merge them into one multi-page PDF that is less than 5 mb.

3) After we have reviewed the email and attached documentation, and see that all information is accurate, we will submit the request. 

1) If you email send an email to [email protected] please make sure to include your phone number.

2) As rules and policies keep changing rapidly, there are no guarantees – but we will try our best. The faster you gather the needed documentation – the more likely the permit will be approved and issued in time.

3) A travel permit is not needed for any passengers that are citizens of Israel and that have a valid Israeli Passport

4) Once everything is confirmed and the travel permit is issued, we will share contact info with you for our colleagues on the ground in Israel who can assist you with any questions, concerns, or logistics from when you arrive in Israel until your departure from Israel.

5) We must speak to the traveler directly before making any requests if more than one person is traveling; there needs to be only one family member we are communicating with on behalf of all travelers.

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 218, 24 hours a day.

Important Follow up steps for you:

  1. Make sure the spelling of your name and passport # on the permit match exactly the name and passport # on your passport
  2. Please click here to see exactly what you need to bring with you to the airport