Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals through at least 8:59pm on November 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, 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. (This exception is currently on hold and new student entry permits are not currently being issued)
However the country has entered a new lockdown and Israelis can no longer purchase flights out of the country.
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.
Back in June, some 48% of DansDeals poll respondents thought Israel would reopen by October and 68% of respondents thought Israel would reopen in 2020. That seems like wishful thinking at this point.