Grandparents Can Now Visit Israel If They Had A Grandchild Born There Since March

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Israel closed their borders to foreign nationals back in March.

There are some exceptions to that rule, including:

  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses of siblings, as well as sibling’s infant children can go to Israel for a wedding, bar mitzvah, or bas mitzvah.
  • Grandparents can fly to Israel a month before an expected birth and can stay a month after birth.
  • Students applying through their qualified institution.

Nefesh B’Nefesh reports that grandparents can now apply to visit their grandkids that were born in Israel since March 1st. They note that applications for this exemption must be submitted by September 18th.

You will have to apply for entry permission from your local Israeli embassy or consulate and you’ll need to provide proof of your qualification for an exception along with your passport and travel itinerary.

You can email if you have any problems with this process.

If you are coming from a “Red” country, you will still have to home quarantine for 14 days before you can leave the house.

If you have only been to “Green” countries in the past 14 days, you can skip quarantine. For an American, that means you can vacation to Croatia for 14 days without needing to quarantine and then fly to Israel without needing to quarantine as Croatia is a green country.

Will you visit your grandchildren born in Israel since March?

HT: Terri K, via DDFB

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Hey Dan…..sent that info to the Israeli embassy. Told me that is not true- I only had 1 month before the birth OR 1 month after the birth to visit. Granddaughter born April 8th. My daughter in Israel sent me the same info you posted and I forwarded it to the NY embassy when they denied me. Will see what they do next.


Mazel Tov. A lot of Nachas.


In the video she says olim chadashim. So I’m wondering if parents of residents here on student visas, can also come.


Wondering the same.


What about to visit your own kids??

Jack out of the Box

My parents don’t come to visit me. They come only to visit their grandkids.
As the joke goes: Had I known how much fun grandchildren are I would have had them first.


What about great-grandparents?

Jack out of the Box

Play it safe. Grandparents might be just in their 40s or 50s. Great-grandparents are most like at least in their 60s.


Mazel Tov to all Grandparents!

Mordechai Klagsbrun

What about a grandchild born in America in June and they went back home on student visa. Can grandparents go visit?


I’m waiting for this to be true in Australia! I live in Israel and have a 4-month-old grandson in Melbourne I’m anxiously waiting to meet in person!

grant heathman

how is this a good idea? these are the people who need to stay away from the public….


I sent an email to the embassy in NY stating that I had a grandchild born in Israel 10 days ago and please advise how to apply and I have received no response. Anyone know how to apply?