The country will essentially be closed for tourism during the normally peak High Holiday/Sukkos travel season.
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.
- Grandparents can apply by 9/18 to visit grandkids born since March.
- Students applying through their qualified institution.
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 leaves open the Croatia route if an American with a qualified exemption want to go to Israel without needing to quarantine.
Israel plans to reopen to foreigners in phases, with citizens from countries with low COVID rates to be allowed in first. But the date when that reopening will happen has been pushed back several times.