CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL – notes

IMPORTANT NOTES

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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.

Update: October 3, 2021
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UPDATED ISRAEL QUARANTINE INFO.
As the rules are continually changing, Click here for the most recent quarantine guidelines as regulated by the Israeli Ministry of Health
Update: August 19, 2021
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Israeli Consulates around the world) are no longer issuing student visas for Yeshiva/Seminary students regardless of age.
If you are a Yeshiva/Seminary student who still needs a visa, please contact your school for assistance.
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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.

Please direct all student visa related questions to our student visa help desk at [email protected]

You may also visit our webpage for further information and details regarding student visas at https://amudim.org/student-update/

When emailing us at  [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.

An entry permit is not needed for any passengers that are either:

  1. Israeli Citizens with a valid Israeli passport.
  2. Legal Permanent Resident of Israel with a valid Teuda Zehut.
  3. Foreign nationals with a valid passport and a valid student visa.

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.

 
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
 
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
 

Parent traveling with a Minor Child: Please note, if the minor child is traveling with only one parent, you will need a formal notarized letter from the non-traveling parent authorizing the traveling parent of the child to travel outside the country
The letter should be signed by both parents and notarized
The letter should state:I (name of non-traveling parent) with passport # (fill in number) give full permission for my partner (name of traveling parent) with passport # (fill in #) to travel to Israel with our child (fill in name of child and passport #)

Entry Permit Application Notes: Please make sure to send in an entry permit request (other than for a funeral and life/death medical emergency) 3-4 weeks before the flight date. The department cannot process earlier requests.

•     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)