Travel Request for an End of Life or Medical Emergency in Israel.

EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL

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 have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Please click below, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies.

Travel Request for an End of Life or Medical Emergency in Israel.

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.

Documentation Needed:

If possible, please merge all the below items as a 1 multi-page pdf file.

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

2) Proof of travel, such as a booked plane ticket or confirmed travel itinerary. Your stay must be longer than the required 14 day quarantine period. 

3) Applicant’s Declaration form: you will need one form filled out for each passenger. Click here to get the form.

4) Admission request form: you will need one form filled out for each passenger. Click here to get the form.

5) Proof of the condition of the patient: This must be a letter, 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. 

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 you can not locate it, please provide the Teudat Zahut # (Israeli Identification #). 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 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. If the patient is a grandchild and the grandparents want to travel, we will need the child’s birth certificate and the birth certificate of the child’s parent whose parents (grandparents) are seeking permission to travel. 

8) Health insurance COVID-19 Specific: Proof of health insurance policy showing coverage for COVID 19 – you can call the following insurance, or anyone you choose (We do not know this company personally, only that they have a good reputation for this specific insurance):

Epstein Insurance:
Phone: 718-874-8213
Email: [email protected]

Submitting the Request:

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 (it should all be in one attachment file). 

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

Important Notes:

1) 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.

2) A travel permit is not needed for any passengers that are citizens of Israel and who have a valid Israeli passport.

3) 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. 

4) Please note that your stay in Israel must be based on travel plans of staying in Israel for a minimum of 2 weeks.

5) Please note that the travel permit will only be issued for documented 1st-degree relatives of the patient (spouse, child, parent, sibling). If there are special circumstances, please call 646-517-0222, ext 999, and discuss it with David right away. 

6) 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. 

7) Once the Ishur is issued – for all flights:

For coming into Israel, including Israelis Click Here

For leaving the country, including Israelis: Click Here

The form can only be filled in within 24 hours of departure. After submitting the form, they have to wait for an approval which they will show proof of on a smartphone, or print out. They won’t be allowed to fly without this form completed correctly.

Only takes 90 sec to fill out and you get an email reply within 5 min with the approval and attached pdf.

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.  

EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL

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 have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Please click below, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies.