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Israel: Pre-Entry COVID 19 checks for B-2 Visitors Only

Subject to a government decision, only holders of a visitor's visa (B/2) will be required to take a COVID test before boarding the flight to Israel or before arriving at the land border crossing into Israel. Holders of all other visas (A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, A/5, B/1, B/3, B/4) – will be exempt from such test.

Holders of a visitor's visa (B/2) can choose between a PCR test, taken in the 72 hours before the flight or entry to Israel, OR a rapid (antigen) test at an authorized testing site, taken in the 24 hours before the flight or entry into Israel. The rapid (antigen) test must be carried out by a professional sampler (not an at-home test).


US Immigration: Automatic Work Permit Extensions for Spouses of Approved Nonimmigrant Visas

In light of delayed processing times for EAD applicants, including spouses of approved nonimmigrant visa holders, DHS is taking steps to prevent renewal applicants from lapsing in employment authorization and/or documentation while their applications remain pending.

Effective May 4, 2022, through October 15, 2025, the automatic extension period applicable to expiring EADs (Forms I-766 or EADs) for applicants who have filed for Employment Authorization, will be increased to up to 540 days from the expiration date stated on their EADs.


This increase will be available to eligible renewal applicants with pending Applications for Employment Authorization as of May 4, 2022, including any eligible applicant who files a renewal form during the 540-day period beginning on or after May 4, 2022, and ending October 26, 2023.


Best Regards,


Amit Acco, Senior Partner - Israeli Law

Morgan Rosinia Esq. and Jessica Morag Esq. - US Law.


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