BREAKING: All Student Visa Holders to Be Allowed Entry to Israel, Including Non-Vaccinated and Non-Recovered | Chaim V’Chessed

In a sign of the increasing easing of Covid rules, non- vaccinated and non-recovered student visa holders will be permitted to enter Israel.

Since November 1, student visas holders have only been granted entry to Israel if fully vaccinated or recovered (in Israel). This rule has caused untold difficulties for visa holders who for whatever reason did not hold this status. It has especially been a major headache for children of visa holders, who live in Israel, but are too young to be vaccinated. Special permits have been required to obtain special permits to return to Israel if they travelled abroad for any reason.

On a daily basis, Chaim V’Chessed has needed to intervene to obtain permits for such families who were stuck abroad, having difficulty obtaining these permits. In the past day alone, 9 families have availed themselves of this assistance. This will now be unnecessary, as all unvaccinated/ non-recovered travelers will be permitted to enter if they hold valid visas. Furthermore, presumably, all yeshiva and seminary students with valid visas will be permitted to travel for Pesach, regardless of their vaccination or recovery status.

Students in this category will receive a Red notice on the pre-flight form. Still, they will be allowed to board upon presentation of a valid student visa. Chaim V’Chessed is currently contacting airlines to make sure that they are appraised of the new rules. Thanks are due to our colleague, Rabbi Nechemia Malinowitz of the Igud who was instrumental in this new rule.

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9 COMMENTS

    • If you would see what is going on in EY you wouldnt ask this question. Dont you see all the people recently with “sudden” deaths?! This has not happened before, even at the height of the covid onslaught. its the elephant in the room

  1. They’re Easing up because They are finally realizing that the vaccine does not stop transmission and does not stop reinfection with other variants basically a waste of time.

  2. Time to end all restrictions, here where we live, no one has masks things are regular for more than a year, and BH everyone is doing fine. If Bennet wants I will be glad to give him a Tour.

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