New Restrictions Regarding the Entry of Foreigners into Israel
The Minister of the Interior has decided that until January 1, 2021, the entry of foreigners into Israel will not be possible.
Students who have already received an entry permit to Israel will be allowed to enter the country; however, upon landing, they will have to enter quarantine in one of the designated Corona hotels. This will probably be at the expense of the student. Please confirm this before you arrive.
Students (A2, and their families, A4) who were in Israel in 2020, but went abroad for a short period of up to 10 days, will be allowed to enter Israel. If you are one of these students, please contact Tal Koor from the International School at email@example.com and she will provide information on what to do when you arrive.
Experts (B1): The entry of experts will be approved; however, the number of entrants will be reduced to the minimum number necessary on the recommendation of the relevant government ministry – with the approval of the Ministry of Health and the Foreign Workers Administration.
Entry is prohibited from England, South Africa, and Denmark, even with an entry permit. This decision is based on the concern about the spread of the Coronavirus mutation that was discovered in these three countries. Other countries may be added to this list in the future. Please keep checking to make sure yours is not on the list.
The next discussion on the new regulations will take place soon after the Christmas holiday.
Israelis Please Note: You should be aware that students or family members who have Israeli passports will also be required to self-isolate in a Corona hotel after arriving in the country.
Hybrid Learning at Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University has put together a fun and entertaining video to let students know how learning is taking place in the new hybrid format during this period. Enjoy this creative video.
COVID-19 & BIU International Students
This page contains advice for international students at Bar-Ilan University on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Throughout these challenging times, we are here in order to help you. On this page, we will provide relevant updates and the latest information on the situation from the Ministry of Health as it relates to Israel and Bar-Ilan.
Your physical and emotional health is important to us. We are here to support you throughout this time!
Below are links for the updated information, as well as links for how to remain connected with the International School Team and other international students.
Wishing you and your family the best of health,
BIU International School Team
Israel Ministry of Health Updated Guidelines
*It’s important to note that a violation can lead to a high fine or even a prison sentence
Bar-Ilan University Statements
Travel & Visas
Currently, all visas are extended through June 30th, 2020
This decision applies to anyone holding visas: A5 (temporary residents), B1 general (work visa and general), A1 (provisional status for eligible students), A2 (students) and yeshiva students, A3 clerics, A4 (ancillary not 2 or 3)
Workers in the nursing, agriculture, building and specialist sectors – have issued separate guidelines in their case.
Minister Deri: During this difficult time, it is not appropriate for the public to find itself unanswered and therefore I have announced that the extension of these visa holders will be done automatically without having to go to the bureaus.
Students Living on Campus
As per the new guidelines going into effect March 25, 2020:
- Food deliveries will not be allowed on campus, collection must be arranged at the gate (it has to be taken into account that deliveries will be delayed due to store load)
- Guards will check the temperature of all students upon entering campus as well as for any on-campus entrance.
- Public transportation is almost inactive and should not be relied upon. In the meantime, taxis will be allowed to drive up to one person in the back seat.
The campus is not completely closed but will only allow entry and exit from these gates, upon presentation of ID:
Car Gate 1 – Free entry and exit
Gate 2- open until 8 pm
Gate 25 – open until 18:30
Gate 30 – open until 22:00
Gates 5, 40, 20 are closed
Please note that there may be changes, we will be in continuous contact with the university security and we will update you.
In addition, food stores and restaurants will be closed, preparations must be made to buy consumer goods at an off-campus supermarket.
If there are questions about academic matters or need to attend the laboratory, this should be coordinated directly with your academic supervisor.
If there is a safety or health emergency, call the Security Emergency 03-5317777
If there are dormitory related issues, contact 03-7364867,firstname.lastname@example.org
For medical questions about the disease or possible exposure, call Magen David Adom Emergency Services Hotline – dial 101.
For questions about home isolation and general questions about the novel coronavirus, call the Ministry of Health Hotline *5400 (08:00-23:00) or HMO Hotlines: Clalit *2700, Maccabi *3555, Meuhedet *3833, Leumit *507.
To reach out for any questions, comments, or concerns:
Devorah Haber, Coordinator of Student Affairs & Well-being email@example.com
To stay connected with other international students and the International School Team:
Whatsapp group for all international students-
Whatsapp group for international students living on campus-
International School Activities