Israel remains closed to most foreign nationals, but is slowly opening back up again.
According to Chaim V’Chessed, starting tomorrow, student visa holders will be able to fly on nonstop flights from the US to Israel without needing to apply for and receive an entry permit.
They will have to present a negative COVID-19 at checkin and take another COVID-19 test upon arrival in Israel. They will also be subject to a 10-14 day quarantine in Israel, though if they have a green passport or if they test positive for COVID-19 antibodies in Israel they can have their quarantine cancelled.
It appears that this only applies to student visa holders. Their family members would still need to apply for permission to enter.
It’s worth noting that the current NOTAM only exempts Israeli citizens and permanent residents from needing to supply an entry permit, but hopefully that will be updated for tomorrow so that airlines know that students no longer need an entry permit.