Israel was one of the first countries to ban foreign nationals due to coronavirus.
Recently they started easing restrictions, allowing in foreign students and people coming for the wedding of a child, grandchild, or sibling.
Israel is now seeing a spike of coronavirus cases in schools as they reopen and effective immediately Israel has voided entry permits that were already granted to unmarried foreign students if they have not yet entered the country.
Married students and their families can still receive entry permits.
Chaim V’Chessed says their source tells them that students that are currently airborne will be allowed in, but if you haven’t boarded yet then you will be denied entry.
In the past, Israel has allowed a 72 hour grace period for these rule changes.
Delta’s first flight to Israel in months departs from JFK tonight and many foreign students were expected to fly to Israel tonight on Delta and United flights.
Are you a single student booked on one of these flights? Will you risk flying to Israel and try to get in before the door closes at the risk of being denied entry? Share your experience in the comments!
HT: yandmk via Chaim V’Chessed