CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL – Useful Links and Important Notes

Coronavirus TRAVEL Useful Links and Important Notes

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, please call David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations
Phone: 646-517-0222 ext 999, 24 hours a day.

Useful Links

Link to Amudim Website with more detailed list of documents required for travel to Israel https://amudim.org/travel/

Link to Chaim V’Chessed Website for frequent updates and to sign up for emails with updates https://chaimvchessed.com/

Link to submit a request to leave Israel in case of a humanitarian need or a special personal need – https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/[email protected]

Link to submit a request to leave the country for the purpose of a funeral, medical treatment, legal proceedings or moving to a permanent residence outside Israel (it is also necessary to fill out an affidavit on the Airports Authority website)  https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/[email protected]

Link to submit an application to enter the country – https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/[email protected]

Link to submit an application for exemption from performing PCR before departure to Israel https://survey.gov.il/he/PCR

Link to submit a request for foreigners to enter the country – https://www.gov.il/he/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020 

Link to the list of criteria for maintaining home insulation (it is not possible to apply in advance, but only during the landing at the airport) https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/Guides/flying-to-israel-guidelines?chapterIndex=3

Important Notes

* Appeals to the Exceptions Committee will be made using an online form that will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Health, the Prime Minister, and the Population and Immigration Authority, accompanied by relevant documents.

* The Exceptions Committee will be composed of representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Health, Diaspora, and Tourism.

* The Exceptions Committee will be headed by the Population and Immigration Authority and the Objections (Appeals) Committee will be chaired by Minister Tzachi Hanegbi.

* The committees will be able to require the applicant to present certificates or documents for proof of his application and for the purpose of its decision.

* Those who have received an exit/entry permit that is still valid from a previous committee that acted on the matter, do not need to request another permit.

* The restrictions are valid from 7.2.21 at 7:00 until Saturday, 20.2.21

* Please note that all travelers entering Israel will be required to be in quarantine in an Israeli Government mandated hotel for up to 10 days.  The ministry of Health will have staff inside the airport in Israel to determine who needs to go to the hotel and who may be exempted. There are limited exceptions to this rule including:

(A) Those arriving for a funeral of a 1st degree relative and returning the same day

(B) Those that had received (and have the proof with them) both covid vaccination doses prior to leaving israel – foreign vaccinations will not be accepted

(C) Those who had received (and have it with them) a letter or recovery from the Ministry of Health prior to leaving Israel