Update: Effective immediately, Israel’s borders are closed unless you are a citizen or year-round resident of the country.
Visitors can no longer enter even if they have a permit and a home for quarantine.
Expect nearly all international flights to and from Israel to be cancelled, so if you need to go to or from Israel, now may be your last chance.
The Times of Israel via Israel’s Channel 12 is reporting that Interior Minister Aryeh Deri will soon announce restrictions that will only allow people who live in Israel to enter the country.
Currently foreigners are allowed entry if they have a place to home quarantine for 2 weeks, but that will be repealed under these new regulations.
Previously, Israel gave a 3 day grace period to foreigners, but it’s unknown if this new regulation would also have a grace period, or if they would take effect right away with arriving foreigners sent on a plane right back home.
These new regulations would effectively end plans for any non-Israelis to spend Pesach in Israel.
It would also very likely mean the end of all international flights into Israel. If you need to get home, the time to do so is now.