Israel has updated their rules for who can enter the country to say that returning students won’t be allowed in until at least April 5th. Previously the page said March 27th.
Students leaving the country for Pesach are going to have to gamble that the date doesn’t get pushed back as there are no guarantees when it comes to Israel’s entry rules these days. Or as DDF member @yfr bachur put it, “הכי בבית בעולם” or the most at home in the world, would be true if your house was run by your toddler having a tantrum.
Israel has forced airlines like Delta and United to cancel many flights to and from the country as they throttle down capacity, despite strict rules on those who don’t hold an Israeli Green Passport.
Foreign nationals can only apply for permission to enter the country in cases of extreme need and Israelis with kids that aren’t able to get vaccinated and don’t have COVID antibodies are having a hard time getting permission to leave the country, even with pressing needs to travel.
Are you a student in Israel? Will you be spending Pesach in the country or will you fly home and hope to be allowed back in after Pesach?