Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals through at least 8:59pm on January 1st according to this NOTAM:
Israel closed their borders to foreign nationals back in March and they have extended the ban on a monthly basis since then.
There are some exceptions to the rule that can apply for permission to enter Israel, including:
- Parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses of siblings, as well as sibling’s infant children can go to Israel for a wedding, bar mitzvah, or bas mitzvah.
- Grandparents can fly to Israel a month before an expected birth and can stay a month after birth.
- Students applying through their qualified institution.
- Business travelers with an essential meeting, with application submitted by an Israeli host company.
Returning Israelis and foreigners who qualify for an exception to enter Israel must continue to go into home quarantine for 14 days unless they have only been to designated green countries in the past 14 days.
That means eligible passengers from a red country can fly to Dubai with a negative COVID-19 test, spend 14 days there without needing to quarantine, and then enter Israel without any need to quarantine.