Israel Will Allow Foreign Business Travel From All Countries

Earlier this week Israel announced that foreign business travelers from green countries could apply for entry. Now Israel will allow foreign business travelers from all...

Israel Will Allow Foreign Business Travel From Green Countries

Globes is reporting that Israel will allow foreign nationals to fly to Israel for business travel. They will need to be coming from a Green...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals Through At Least December 1st

Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals through at least 8:59pm on December 1st according to this NOTAM:   Israel closed their borders to foreign...

Sudan And Israel Will Normalize Relations!

Not long ago, Sudan was an international sponsor of terror and harbored Osama bin Laden. Now the country will be removed from the US list...

Israel And The United Arab Emirates Will Allow 112 Weekly Flights And Visa-Free Travel!

Israel and the UAE signed a number of agreements today. The countries will allow for reciprocal visa-free travel, which is pretty incredible. Israelis need to...

Israel Travel News: Flight Sales Open, Antibody Tests Accepted, El Al Status Extension, UAE Bilateral Agreement, Etihad Israel Site+Delegation, A New Era Inshallah!

A mini-roundup on Israel travel news. In case you missed it, here is the link for the 10/9/20 News Roundup: COVID-19 Second Wave, Flights...

[Update: Permits Resuming 10/18] Israel Halts Issuing Student Permits During Lockdown

Update: Schools will be able to apply for student permits again for entry starting on 10/18. As previously reported, most foreign nationals are still banned...

[Update: Ending In March?] Delta Is Now Selling Business Class Suites And Premium Economy Between JFK And Tel Aviv!

Update: Delta has removed the A330-900neo from their JFK-Tel Aviv schedule after March 26th. It seems strange that they plan on running the plane...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals Through At Least November 1st

Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals through at least 8:59pm on November 1st according to this NOTAM:   Israel closed their borders to foreign...

Israel Lockdown: Purchase A Ticket By Today Or Stay Home; Will There Be Mass Flight Cancellations?

In the midst of a massive second wave of COVID-19 cases, Israel is now expanding its 2nd lockdown. You can only leave your home to...

Gulf Air Applies To Fly 4 Weekly Flights To Tel Aviv!

Kan-Israel Public Broadcasting is reporting that Gulf Air has applied to fly 4 weekly flights between Manama, Bahrain and Tel Aviv! Gulf Air was originally...

Based On A DansDeals Reader Request, United Changes Time Of Post-Yom Kippur Flight To Tel Aviv

DansDeals reader Miriam W. wanted to fly to Tel Aviv after Yom Kippur ended on 9/28. In Newark, the day of atonement runs from...

Emirates Will Fly To Israel In January!

Kan-Israel Public Broadcasting is reporting that Emirates has received final approval to fly into Tel Aviv! They say that the first flight from Dubai...

El Al To Travel Agents: We Will Be Back In The Air In October, 125% Credit Voucher For Cancelled Flights

El Al operations have been suspended since March 27th, but they have told travel agents that they will begin a limited schedule in October. Starting...

[Update: Aviation Won’t Be Locked Down] Will A 2nd Israel Lockdown Close Down Aviation And For How Long?

Update: Israel will go into full lockdown for 3 weeks starting on Friday, but Chaim V'Chessed reports that aviation will not be affected by...

Are Direct Flights Between Israel And Morocco The Next Domino To Fall? Will You Fly To Israel Via Morocco?

What a difference a month makes! In just the past month President Trump announced a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, El Al...

[Update: Confirmed!] INCREDIBLE! President Trump Just Announced A Peace Deal Between Israel And Bahrain!

Update: This is now confirmed! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1304464848831631361 Things continue to move quickly in the Middle East! President Trump announced a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and...

While El Al Idles, United Launches Chicago-Tel Aviv Service; Airlines Smell Blood In The Skies

El Al operations have been suspended since March 27th. That will come back to haunt them. Delta and United have been gobbling up market share in...

El Al Appears To Be Cancelling Most Flights Through October 24th

With Israel's borders closed to foreign nationals through at least September 30th, El Al has closed sales for all flights (except Athens) through October...

Saudi Arabia And Bahrain Approve All Israeli Flights To Overfly Their Airspace!

Things are moving quickly in the Middle East! The stunning news last month was the Israel-UAE peace deal, quickly followed up with an El Al flight to...

Israir Applies To Fly Nonstop Between Tel Aviv And Dubai Next Month!

Just a few weeks ago the United Arab Emirates wouldn't allow visitors to enter with an Israeli passport. Now there is a peace agreement, El...

[Update: Now Confirmed] Saudi Arabia Reportedly Approves Israel-United Arab Emirates Flights To Overfly Their Airspace!

Update, 9/2: This report from 2 weeks ago has now been confirmed. Saudi Arabia will allow all airliners headed to or from the UAE...

[Update: Flight Landed!] El Al Gets Permission For Its First Flight Over Saudi Arabian Airspace To Abu Dhabi; The Shocking Reason It Will Fly...

Update: El Al's flight 971 flew over Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi, cutting the flight time from over 7 hours to just 3 hours...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals In September

Israel is extending its ban on foreign nationals for the month of September. The country will essentially be closed for tourism during the normally peak...

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

Disclaimer: The health of DansDeals readers is this website’s paramount concern. For your sake and the sake of those around you, consider staying at...

[Update: Now Confirmed] El Al Is Cancelling All Flights Until October

Update, 8/18: El Al has finally officially confirmed that they are cancelling all flights through September 30th. Meanwhile, their competitors are operating sold out...

[Update: Students From Green Countries Will Be Exempt From Quarantine] Israel Will Begin To Lift Mandatory Quarantine On Sunday; A Route For Eligible Americans...

Update, 8/15: Chaim V'Chesed reports that Israel has decided that students coming from "Green" countries will be exempt from quarantine. They also note that...

AMAZING! Israel And The United Arab Emirates Agree To Full Normalization Of Relations And Direct Flight Agreements!

President Trump just announced that Israel and the UAE have agreed to a full normalization of their relations! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1293922803419353088   This is amazing for better Middle East...

So You Want To Rescue El Al? Be Prepared For A Dirty Fight

El Al is broke. Their operations have been suspended since March 27th and all flights have been wiped off the schedule until October. They're being sued...

Israel Grants Permit To Eli Rozenberg To Buy El Al, But Will El Al Sell?

Globes is reporting that Israel has approved Eli Rozenberg's application to buy a controlling stake in El Al. Getting that permit was a precondition for...

Reader Questions: What Plane Will American Fly And How Many Miles Will I Need For American’s New Tel Aviv Flight?

The most surprising Israel flight news this month was that American will fly nonstop from JFK to the holy land. They plan to launch service...

Is It Fair For Schools To Force Students To Pay Cash For Tickets On An Airline With No Active Flights And $400MM In Outstanding...

Earlier this week I shared my advice on which airline students hoping to study in Israel for the year should use for maximum flexibility,...

Israel Is Expected To Grant Entry Permission For Foreign Students; Are Some Institutions Insisting On Students Flying El Al?

Chaim V'Chessed reports that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced that foreign students will receive permission to enter the...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals In August

As expected, Israel will not open their borders to foreign nationals in August.  There are exceptions, including returning married students, people attending the wedding of a...

Reader Question: Which Airline Should I Use To Book Travel For My Child Hoping To Study In Israel This Year?

DansDeals reader and CEO of Shmais.com Levi Hodakov reached out to me last week to figure out how to send his daughter to seminary in...

[Update: Now Confirmed] El Al Appears To Be Cancelling All Flights Until September!

Update: As speculated below, El Al has now confirmed that all flights are suspended through August 31st. Originally posted on 7/5: With Israel's borders closed to foreign...

Ouch! Israel Will Now Allow Airlines To Delay Issuing Flight Refunds For Years

Last week Israel agreed to potentially take control of El Al if a private buyer can't be found for the struggling carrier. El Al owes...

Israel Adds More Exceptions To Ban On Foreign Nationals

Israel closed their borders to foreign nationals back in March. Unfortunately with COVID-19 cases trending up and setting new daily records there, that ban isn't...

United Is Now Selling Seats Nonstop From Chicago To Tel Aviv, While El Al Raises The White Flag; Plus, Scheduling Explained

A few days ago I wrote about the launch of United's newest nonstop route to Tel Aviv, from their hometown of Chicago. United will start...

Finally! United Will Launch Nonstop Service Between Chicago And Tel Aviv!

This has been a long time coming! United just announced that starting in early September they will fly 3 times weekly between Chciago and Tel...

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