Update: The Israeli NOTAM banning foreign nationals from entry without special permission has been extended through May 20th.
And with that, I’ll have to cancel my family’s 6 United business saver awards to visit Israel for Shavuos, for the 2nd year in a row 😥
Originally posted on 4/23:
Israel has published a NOTAM laying out their restrictions that apply from now through May 6th. All foreign nationals need special permission to enter and all passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR, unless they were at their destination for under 24 hours:
Israel closed their borders to most foreign nationals back on 3/18/20 and they have extended the ban on a monthly basis since then.
On April 7th, Israel started allowing vaccinated or recovered passengers to apply for permission to enter if they have a first degree relative (child, parent, or sibling) who is a citizen or permanent resident in Israel.
Do you think Israel will expand eligibility on May 7th to allow more people into the country for Shavuos?