Updated July 27, 2021 11:28 AM IST
As Chaim V’Chessed has reported, several countries will join the Highest Risk list on July 30. Many student visa holders are currently vacationing in locations which will be added to the list, such as England, Turkey and Cyprus.
At midnight on July 30 (the night between Thursday and Friday), visa holders will be barred from re-entering Israel. Hence, officials have urged that these travelers hasten their return to Israel, and arrive in Israel by Thursday.
We can now share that visa holders who depart the Highest Risk countries and relocate to countries with lower risk before July 30 will be permitted to enter Israel from those locales, without requiring a 14 day stay. They will likely be required to show proof of departure from the forbidden country (such as boarding passes).
As above, visa holders who must remain in Highest Risk countries will not be allowed to enter Israel on the basis of their visas alone. They will be eligible to apply for a special permit to reenter Israel, via this link. However, it is unknown how easy or difficult it will be to receive these permits. Furthermore, this is a new and untested process, and we cannot be certain how efficiently the system will work.
Therefore, Chaim V’Chessed continues to urge visa holders to expedite their return to Israel, to avoid unpleasant complications or delays.
NOTE: These rules pertain to holders of valid A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B4 visas.