Air France Will Fly Widebody Planes To Tel Aviv!

Connecting in Europe to Israel has long meant switching to a narrowbody plane for a relatively long flight. If you flew across the pond...

Israel Will Require Negative COVID-19 PCR To Enter Country, Extends Lockdown

As the UK variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the country, Israel is hitting a record number of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths. Israel will extend...

[Update: Extended Through October!] Delta Is Now Selling Business Class Suites And Premium Economy Between JFK And Tel Aviv!

Update, 1/18/21: Delta's schedules now show the A330-900 with Delta One Suites operating through 10/29/21 on their late evening flights 234/235 to/from JFK and...

Israel Requiring Quarantine Hotels For Passengers Coming From The UAE Or Brazil, Begins Issuing Green Passports, May Require COVID Test For Entry

Israel's on again and off again quarantine hotels have been reinstated for passengers returning from the UAE or Brazil. That's due to the South...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Be Able To Vaccinate Everyone Before Pesach!

Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a deal with Pfizer that will allow Israel to vaccinate the majority of Israelis 16 and older within a matter...

United Pares Back Their Tel Aviv Flight Schedule Again

Last month I reported that United was temporarily suspending flights between Chicago and Washington DC-Tel Aviv. United has extended the suspension of those routes through...

Israel’s Latest Lockdown Rules Prohibit Ticket Purchases After Tonight, Freezes Entry Permits For Single Students

Israel goes back into full lockdown tonight for 2 weeks as COVID cases skyrocket and threaten to set new daily records there. The lockdown...

Israel Allowing Student Re-entry; Will Issue “Green Passport” To People Who Have Been Vaccinated Or Recovered From COVID-19

Chaim V’Chessed reports that Israel will once again honor and issue entry permission for unmarried people with student visas to return to Israel after...

Israel Ditches COVID Hotel Quarantine Requirement, Hopes To Open To Some Foreigners In April

Another day, another rule change for Israel entry requirements. Just a week ago, Israel started requiring everyone returning to Israel to enter a COVID hotel...

Are The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem’s Days Numbered?

Calcalist reports that the Jeremy Blank and the York Foundation have foreclosed on the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem and that shares of the hotel have...

Will Royal Air Maroc Offer Dreamliner Service Between Casablanca And Tel Aviv Starting In Just 2 Weeks?

Moroccan news site Le360 cites sources saying that Royal Air Maroc will fly 4 weekly nonstop flights between Casablanca And Tel Aviv starting on...

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

Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals who don't have special permission to enter the country through at least 9:59pm on February 1st...

[Update: Parents Of Young Children Can Skip Hotel Quarantine And More Exceptions] Israel Revokes Entry Permission For All Foreigners Due To COVID-19 Mutation, Will...

Update, 12/22: Israel's channel 12 is reporting that parents of children under 10 can request permission to quarantine at home instead of in a...

Israel Bans Foreigners From Flying From UK To Israel Due To COVID-19 Mutation, Will Send Returning Citizens To COVID Hotels For Quarantine

A COVID-19 mutation is spreading rapidly across the UK, which has sent that country back to tier 4 lockdowns. Viruses constantly undergo mutations, but...

Israel Will Require Quarantine Upon Return From All Countries

Israel currently has a system where countries are labeled red or green. While foreigners have not been allowed into Israel without a qualified exemption...

Israel And Morocco Will Establish Full Diplomatic Relations, Opening An Excellent New Flight Route To The Holy Land!

President Trump announced that Israel and Morocco have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations! This comes after historic agreements with Bahrain, Sudan, and the United...

[Update: UAE Will Remain Green] Israel Will Require Quarantine From The UAE, Finland, And Uruguay

Update: Under diplomatic pressure, Israel has reversed course and will continue to designate the UAE as a green country. Ynet is reporting that Israel is...

United Suspends Service On A 2nd Route To Israel

United started flying between Chicago and Tel Aviv in September and resumed service between Washington DC and Tel Aviv in October. With Israel's borders remaining...

Gulf Air Will Fly To Tel Aviv Next Month And Will Partner With El Al; Ritz Carlton Bahrain Now Offering A Kosher Menu!

Gulf Air announced plans to launch 2 weekly flights between Manama, Bahrain and Tel Aviv starting on 1/7/21. They also signed a memorandum of understanding...

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

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

Will El Al And Etihad Codeshare And Have Mileage Reciprocity?

What a difference a few months make! In August, passengers using an Israeli passport were not able to enter the UAE. Now they can enter...

Relatives Of Recent Immigrants Will Soon Be Allowed To Visit Israel!

Israel closed their borders to foreign nationals back in March and they have extended the ban on a monthly basis since then. There are some exceptions...

In Surprise To Nobody, El Al’s CEO Will Step Down

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin announced today that he will step down by January with a goodbye letter that says it does not identify...

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...

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...

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