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...

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...

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