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THE NEW RULES FOR NON-ISRAELIS ENTERING ISRAEL IN AN EASY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND FORMAT - PLEASE SHARE 

The following are the new rules and procedures for non-Israelis to enter Israel as confirmed by the government authorities - April 7, 2021:

Very important!  Applications should be sent in two weeks prior to the flight. 
Aside from all the documents listed below, every traveller MUST: 
*Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding the flight to Israel and must show the results at check-in or they won’t be allowed on the flight. 
*Fill out and print the declaration form at this link for each traveler before the flight: 
https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/Quarantine@health.gov.il?displang=en
*Fill out and print the self isolation declaration for each traveler before the flight at this link: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation@health.gov.il?displang=en
These last two documents MUST be with you when you arrive at the airport and in Israel.

Finally, there is an option to submit the documentation in person in Israel if necessary.  See the bottom of this post for how to do so. 

THE NEW RULES AND PROCEDURES:

1)Non-Israelis who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID may travel to Israel to visit a first degree relative living in Israel as a citizen or a permanent resident.  They can travel with their spouse and children assuming that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID (with the exception of children under one year old). 
To apply, send an email to the local consulate (example: New York is consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il) along with the following documents in one pdf file no larger than 10mb:
a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the first-degree relative residing in Israel 
b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants 
c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage license, etc with an apostille.) 
d)Isolation affidavit - one for each applicant.  Available at this link: 
https://amudim.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-Decleration-April-6-2021.pdf
e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19
f)Valid plane ticket to Israel
g)Certificate of recovery or vaccination certificate for all who wish to enter Israel, this applies to people of all ages
Upon arrival in Israel you must go into quarantine and take a serological test from an approved lab.  This link has a list of approved labs: https://chaimvchessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Approved-Labs.pdf
Once you receive proof of antibodies from the test results, contact the Health Ministry using this link: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit%40health.gov.il and wait for official approval to leave quarantine. 

2)Non-Israelis who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID may enter Israel for the WEDDING of their child.
To apply, send an email to the local consulate (example: New York is consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il) along with the following documents in one pdf file not larger than 10mb:
a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the first-degree relative residing in Israel
b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants
c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage license, etc. with an apostille) 
d)Isolation affidavit - one for each applicant.  Available at this link: 
https://amudim.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-Decleration-April-6-2021.pdf
e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19
f)Valid plane ticket to Israel
g) Proof of the wedding taking place such as the wedding invitation, the wedding file at the chief rabbinate or a joint affidavit from the bride and groom signed by a notary
Since you aren’t vaccinated or have not recovered from corona you must go into quarantine for 14 days.  This can be reduced to 10 days with two negative PCR tests. 

3)Vaccinated and unvaccinated parents and siblings of lone soldiers and bnot sherut may enter Israel to visit.
To apply, send an email to the local consulate (example: New York is consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il) along with the following documents in one pdf file:
a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the soldier or bat sheirut 
b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants
c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage license, etc. with an apostille ) 
d)Isolation affidavit - one for each applicant.  Available at this link: 
https://amudim.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-Decleration-April-6-2021.pdf
e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19
f)Valid plane ticket to Israel
g)Photocopy of the IDF service card and/or approval of a lone soldier signed by the authorities or approval of Sherut Leumi organization for the volunteer
For those who are vaccinated or recovered from corona: Upon arrival in Israel you must go into quarantine and take a serological test from an approved lab.  This link has a list of approved labs: https://chaimvchessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Approved-Labs.pdf
Once you receive proof of antibodies from the test results, contact the Health Ministry using this link: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit%40health.gov.il and wait for official approval to leave quarantine. 

Those who aren’t vaccinated or recovered from corona must go into quarantine for 14 days.  This can be reduced to 10 days with two negative PCR tests. 

4)Non-Israelis who are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID can enter Israel if:
          a)they are married to an Israeli citizen or permanent resident (this includes marriages done out of Israel that have already been registered in Israel) OR
          b)they are minor children (under 18) of an Israeli citizen of permanent resident OR
         c)they are getting married to an Israeli citizen or permanent resident OR
         d)they are a parent of an Israeli minor (under 18) with a custody agreement 

To apply, send an email to the local consulate (example: New York is consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il) along with the following documents in one pdf file:
a)Photocopy of a passport or ID number of the relative being visited in Israel  
b)Photocopy of passports of the applicants
c)Proof of family connection between the applicants and a relative residing in Israel (Official documents such as birth certificate, marriage license, etc. with an apostille ) 
d)Isolation affidavit - one for each applicant.  Available at this link: 
https://amudim.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-Decleration-April-6-2021.pdf
e)Proof of health insurance valid in Israel throughout the visit with a clause clearly stating coverage for COVID-19
f)Valid plane ticket to Israel
g)for a parent visiting a minor child: custody agreement for the minor
h)for a bride or groom: rabbinate wedding file 
Since you aren't vaccinated or have not recovered from corona you must go into quarantine for 14 days.  This can be reduced to 10 days with two negative PCR tests. 

5)Funerals 
Vaccinated and non-vaccinated first degree mourners and their spouses can attend for the funeral and must leave Israel within 24 hours of the arrival. (We are checking the option or remaining in Israel for sitting shiva and how that would work with quarantine requirements.  We will update as soon as we know.)
To apply, send an email to the local consulate (example: New York is consular.services@newyork.mfa.gov.il) along with the following documents in one pdf file:
a)Photocopy of passport of all applicants
b)Photocopy of passport of the deceased
c)Proof of family connection (birth certificate or another document)
d)Certificate of death and/or burial approval in Israel
e) Valid plane ticket to Israel

6)Businessmen - the exact details have not been worked out yet and will be announced in the coming days 

PLEASE NOTE: If it is difficult for the travelers to take care of this via the email to the consulates, relatives in Israel can go to a branch of the Population and Immigration Authority in Israel to submit all the paperwork and make the request.  The following link includes over 300 branches of this authority throughout Israel: 
https://www.gov.il/he/departments/Bureaus?OfficeId=95b283ad-fc02-40e6-ac6f-8986acac6b86&UnitId=1eddae0b-7d05-4e72-8991-894454c7a20e&limit=10

ANOTHER NOTE: We are working on trying to get some changes including removing the apostille requirement.  I will post if we succeed in getting these changes made.

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