WE ARE WAITING FOR THE LATEST ON THE ARMORED CAR ISSUE - MEMBERS WILL BE INFORMED AS SOON AS WE HAVE NEWS.
Current regulations forbid any Israeli driver to drive a tax-free car without a foreigner in the car with him. In addition customs require cars to be parked inside Israel - none of which makes any sense at all.
VEHICLE IMPORT INFO - SINCE 2006 :
The Israel Tax Authority Department of Customs& VAT (http://tinyurl.com/y3jyyn) requests that members of the foreign press make all necessary arrangements for the importing of vehicles into Israel in advance.
In order to import a vehicle, journalists must possess and present the following:
Valid working visa (B1) in Israel;
1. Valid GPO press card;
2. A letter confirming employment by a foreign media organization;
3. Document verifying ownership of vehicle or;
4. Power of attorney from company if vehicle company owned;
5. Permit from Ministry of Transportation for armored vehicle;
Customs officials stress that arrangements should be made in advance, preferably coordinated by the GPO.