CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL – notes

Coronavirus TRAVEL Useful Links and Important Notes

UPDATED May 10, 2021
For a general overview of all travelers, including Israeli citizens and foreign nationals Click Here
For a detailed overview of specific situations and appropriate links Click Here

Current Student Visa Holders: Anybody with a valid student visa that is traveling directly from either the USA or England no longer needs an Entry Permit / Ishur – (ELAL Flights are strongly recommended by the Interior Ministry)

New Students or Current students who are newly married or with new baby: 
Please click here for further details

Apostille: An apostille is no longer required to accompany any proof of relationship documents.

Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can. 

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.

Changes: There are ongoing policy changes happening rapidly and without advance warning, we will keep updating this page as frequently as we can.

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.

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

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.

A travel permit is not needed for any passengers that are citizens of Israel and that have a valid Israeli Passport or a Permanent Resident of Israel with a valid Teuda Zehut

Please note that you are obligated to remain in Israel for the duration of each individual traveler’s quarantine period.
However, if you are traveling for a funeral, you may enter and exit Israel within less than 24 hours. This exception applies to funerals only.

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.

Israeli Passport Holders: Israeli Citizens do not need to request permission from the committee to enter Israel. They simply need a valid Israeli passport, a negative PCR covid test taken within (less than) 72 hours of their flight departure time, and the pre flight clearances filled out the same day of the flight prior to arriving at the airport

 
Covid Testing Requirements: No one will not be allowed to board a flight to Israel or to the USA without a negative PCR test result performed less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time – All travelers are subject to further testing upon arrival in Israel.
 
Vaccination – Antibody – Quarantine Requirements:
Please refer to our Quarantine guidance section found at Click Here
 
Student Visa Holders and New Students: Effective immediately all students must go through their school for visas and permits to enter Israel, with the exception of students ages 17 and younger, which must go through the local Israeli consulate.
 
Violation of Quarantine Guidelines:  Foreigners leaving Israel before the end of the isolation period or found to be in violation of quarantine regulations without special approval from the Israeli authorities, violate the laws of the State of Israel and face a penalty of future denial of entry and up to A 5 YEAR ENTRY BAN INTO iSRAEL
 

Entry Permit Application Notes: Please make sure to send in an entry permit request (other than for a funeral and life/death medical emergency) 10-14 days before the flight date. The department cannot process earlier requests. 

•     Examining each request and receiving a response takes approximately 3 days from submission of a complete packet until a case # is issued – and another 5-7 days from the date of receiving a case number by the department until an entry permit is approved and issued

•     All required documents must be attached, according to the case that applies to you, in one PDF file not exceeding 5MB. Shrinking the file size can be done using online services. (such as ilovepdf.com – recommendation only. Use at your own discretion)

•     Requests and status checks can only be made through email.