CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL – quarantine

Coronavirus TRAVEL Useful Links and Important Notes

UPDATED July 16, 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

Updated Instructions for Submitting an Entry Permit / Ishur Application and Re-submitting an Existing Unanswered Application – Click here for further details

Click here to be taken to Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Entry Permit Application Form

Updated Vaccinations / Recovery Policy: ALL foreign nationals seeking to enter Israel, regardless of age, MUST provide proof of COVID vaccinations or have proof of COVID recovery. Click Here for more

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.

Contact Information:

Amudim is helping with life and death emergencies, medical emergencies, and student visas we are not taking calls at the moment please send an email with as much information as possible to [email protected]

Latest Update as of 6/29/2021

UPDATED QUARANTINE GUIDANCE:

All persons entering the State of Israel at this time, regardless of citizenship, are obligated to adhere to all of the rules of quarantine, as determined by the Ministry of Health upon your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
 
Depending on each traveler’s individual circumstances and history, a determination will be made upon arrival (there is no mechanism to make a request until you have already landed in Israel) as to which of the following 4 levels of quarantine each traveler will be obligated to adhere to.
 
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
 
Israeli Citizens found to be in violation of quarantine guidelines risk a significant fine from the government (up to 10,000 shekels per person / per violation) and potentially being denied the ability to leave the country until those fines are paid in full.
 
The 4 levels of quarantine are as follows:
 
A) 0 – 1 DAY Pending PCR test results taken upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport – Those who were fully vaccinated in Israel and have an Israeli ministry of health vaccination record, those who previously had COVID while in Israel and have a Ministry of Health issued recovery letter (michtav machlim / teudat machlim), or have an Israeli government issued COVID recovery certificate – upon receiving a negative result from the PCR test taken at the airport, may not be required to quarantine at all, but this is up to Ministry of Health, and can be required to quarantine in certain circumstances.
 
B) 1-3 DAYS – For those that were vaccinated outside of Israel, or those that recovered from COVID outside of Israel, will be permitted to take a serological antibody test at a Ministry of Health approved Testing site.  If you test positive for antibodies, you can then submit those results to the Ministry of Health with a request for quarantine exemption.
The list of government testing sites in Hebrew can be found here

To view the list in English, click here

A list of government approved private testing sites, that we have found to be reliable, can be found here
 
C) 10 Days – Upon arrival in the Airport in Israel – you can take a pcr COVID test and another pcr COVID test at any Ministry of Health approved testing site on your 9th day in Israel.  If both of those pcr COVID tests are negative, you can submit both results to the ministry of health with a request for exemption/early release from quarantine.
 
D) 14 DAYS – you can choose not to do any testing and remain in isolation for a full 14 days.  You will receive an email from the ministry of health detailing the date and time of your release from quarantine, based upon 14 days from the date and time of your arrival in Israel.
 
If you have any further questions regarding quarantine guidelines and exemption process you may reach the Ministry of Health from any phone in Israel by dialing *5400 or visiting their website at https://www.gov.il/en/departments/guides/corona-quarantine
 

THE REGULATIONS FOR THIS PROCESS CHANGE FREQUENTLY, THIS IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION WE HAVE.

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 day1

1. Ichud Hatzalah also offers serological testing at Ohaliav St. 2, Yerushalayim (between 9 AM and 9 PM) or Bnei Brak- Shlomo Hamelech St. 9 (between 2PM-9PM). Tests cost 249 NIS. Hatzalah can be reached by calling *9034. They also provide a home testing service. Click Here for more information.

2. In Yerushalayim, you may test in Shaarei Tzedek or Hadassah hospitals, Rambam Lab 02-623-1214 or Refuit clinic 02-566-8888. Contact the location for cost and what documents are required.

3. Mrs Ayala Bernstein – Will come to one’s house to test for antibodies. The results of the antibody tests she performs are recognized by the Ministry of Health. For price and more details please contact her directly. 052-690-0576

4.If you are a Kupat Cholim member- Contact your doctor to get a referral and schedule the first possible appointment by your kupa’s lab.