Unfortunately with COVID-19 cases trending up and setting new daily records there, that ban isn’t likely to be lifted anytime soon.
However, there have been a few exceptions to the ban, and Israel is now adding some more exceptions that can be found here:
- Previously only siblings, parents, and grandparents were allowed to come to Israel for a wedding. Israel will now allow spouses of siblings and their infant children up to 1 year old.
- Israel will allow siblings, parents, and grandparents as well as spouses of siblings and their infant children up to 1 year old for a bar or bas mitzvah.
- Grandparents can fly to Israel a month before an expected birth and can stay a month after birth.
You will still have to home quarantine for 14 days before you can leave the house. If you leave the country before 14 days then your next visit won’t be approved.
You will have to apply for entry permission from your local Israeli embassy or consulate and you’ll need to provide proof of your qualification for an exception along with your passport and travel itinerary.
Have you been able to travel under a foreign national exception to Israel? Share your experience in the comments!