A couple weeks ago I asked if Ben Gurion would close until March. It sure looks like that will be the case now, but they just wanted the news to trickle out slowly…
The good news is that additional rescue flights in and out of the country will be added, including to and from the US and Dubai. Currently the only operating flights are between Frankfurt and Tel Aviv on Israir.
Israelis must apply for permission to leave or enter the country and it’s only being granted in limited circumstances.
Foreign passport holders can leave Israel without needing advance permission. A dual Israeli/Canadian citizen commented that he had no issues leaving the country without obtaining permission by using his foreign passport.
People entering Israel with special permission do not have to quarantine if they are registered in Israel as having been fully vaccinated in Israel or documented as recently recovered. Otherwise a 10-14 day hotel quarantine is required.
Are you stuck in or out of Israel? Share your stories in the comments!