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Only passengers to be allowed to enter airport terminal

Only passengers to be allowed to enter airport terminal

Ben Gurion airport announces restrictions on who can enter terminals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 10:45
Government prepares for Rosh Hashannah trip to Uman

Government prepares for Rosh Hashannah trip to Uman

Religious Affairs Minister meets director of Ben Gurion Airport to discuss annual hasidic pilgrimage to Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 13:05
Survey: Most Israelis support airport closure

Survey: Most Israelis support airport closure

Majority of Israelis support airport closure, do not agree with Coronavirus Cabinet decisions, new survey reveals.103FM, Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 10:14
Malfunction at airport causes passengers to be diagnosed as positive

Malfunction at airport causes passengers to be diagnosed as positive

Infection in testing machine cause incorrect results in COVID-19 tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 23:56
Will the airport close? Gov't denies, but will ban more countries

Will the airport close? Gov't denies, but will ban more countries

3 families who recently returned from abroad sparked almost 600 COVID cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 22:39
Shaked: If cases increase, we'll consider cancelling flights

Shaked: If cases increase, we'll consider cancelling flights

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visits Ben Gurion Airport, comments on increase in cases of COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/07/2021 05:37
Israelis traveling to high-risk countries face NIS 5000 fine

Israelis traveling to high-risk countries face NIS 5000 fine

Six countries are currently off-limits: Russia, India, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, and Brazil.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2021 10:17
New COVID testing facility to be set up at Ben Gurion Airport

New COVID testing facility to be set up at Ben Gurion Airport

Testing facility to administer hundreds of tests at airport as Israel grapples with outbreak of Delta Variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 17:19
Fines to be imposed on travelers to high-risk countries

Fines to be imposed on travelers to high-risk countries

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announces increased enforcement at Ben Gurion Airport against people traveling to countries defined as red.Ben Ariel, 21/06/2021 23:23
168 Covid-19 carriers entered Israel in last month alone

168 Covid-19 carriers entered Israel in last month alone

60% of confirmed cases had been vaccinated against coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 11:07
COVID-19 test at Ben Gurion Airport to cost 140 shekels

COVID-19 test at Ben Gurion Airport to cost 140 shekels

Starting in June, all those landing in Israel will be required to pay for a COVID-19 test, which had been free until this point.Ben Ariel, 26/05/2021 04:15
Massive rocket barrage on Ben Gurion Airport, central Israel

Massive rocket barrage on Ben Gurion Airport, central Israel

Sirens sound across central Israel and around Ben Gurion Airport as massive barrage of rockets launched from Gaza Strip.David Rosenberg, 13/05/2021 22:30
Ben Gurion Airport planning for Indian variant

Ben Gurion Airport planning for Indian variant

Transportation Min. requests information on changes in protocol required to prevent Indian coronavirus mutation from spreading in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 15:49
For first time: Polling stations at Ben Gurion Airport

For first time: Polling stations at Ben Gurion Airport

People required to go into isolation upon landing on election day will be able to vote at the airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 17:03
Israel to open coronavirus vaccination booth at Ben Gurion Airport?

Israel to open coronavirus vaccination booth at Ben Gurion Airport?

Will Israelis returning from abroad be able to receive coronavirus vaccines before leaving the airport?Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2021 13:54
'If we had opened the skies there would be 16,000 dead'

'If we had opened the skies there would be 16,000 dead'

Health Minister rejects calls to allow 4,000 Israelis to return daily to vote in the elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 12:21
Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Transportation Min. Regev instructs staff to examine adding four more cities to list for emergency flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 09:04
Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

With the lowest single-day infection rate since December, Israel has decided to reopen its borders starting Sunday.ILTV, 04/03/2021 15:45
Airport may reopen on March 7

Airport may reopen on March 7

Number of flights may be unlimited, quarantine to continue for anyone without proof of coronavirus immunization or recovery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2021 09:11
Ben Gurion Airport to reopen before elections?

Ben Gurion Airport to reopen before elections?

Transportation Min. Regev says 'Exceptions Committee' may soon be disbanded, allowing all Israelis to fly in for elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2021 09:17
US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing unless Israel allows US airlines to operate

US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing unless Israel allows US airlines to operate

US gives Israel ultimatum, threatening to bar El Al from landing in US if Israel doesn't allow US airlines to fly into Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2021 22:10
Are deliveries to Israel affected by closure of Ben Gurion Airport?

Are deliveries to Israel affected by closure of Ben Gurion Airport?

Cargo flights continue, but passenger flights were canceled: Have the changes affected delivery of merchandise to Israel?Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/02/2021 11:19
State to fund single flight per day

State to fund single flight per day

With the closure of Ben-Gurion airport, the state has introduced a single flight per day for Israelis approved to leave the country.Shlomo Witty, 27/01/2021 11:41
Sa'ar: The state is drowning

Sa'ar: The state is drowning

New Hope leader Gideon Sa'ar lashed out at the Prime Minister over his decision to close Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 19:41
Details of planned Ben Gurion Airport closure

Details of planned Ben Gurion Airport closure

Proposal to halt flights to and from Israel, other than humanitarian cases, to be voted on by Israeli government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 00:07
Netanyahu to demand immediate closure of Ben Gurion Airport

Netanyahu to demand immediate closure of Ben Gurion Airport

Health Ministry requests renewal of electronic tracking of arrivals as Ben Gurion Airport braces for immediate closure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2021 19:56
Entry to Israel dependent testing negative for COVID-19?

Entry to Israel dependent testing negative for COVID-19?

Stricter measures agreed upon during emergency meeting aim to limit spread of mutations in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 13:13
Bennett: Why did we wait until now to test incoming passengers?

Bennett: Why did we wait until now to test incoming passengers?

Yamina chairman criticizes Netanyahu for waiting to order that people entering Israel be required to undergo coronavirus testing.Hezki Baruch, 17/01/2021 05:22
Ben Gurion: Int'l flight check-in moves to Terminal 1

Ben Gurion: Int'l flight check-in moves to Terminal 1

Flight registration and security check for int'l flights moves to Terminal 1 as upgrade work takes place in Terminal 3.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2020 08:56
Prime Minister, Health Minister visit airport COVID-19 lab

Prime Minister, Health Minister visit airport COVID-19 lab

PM: 'We moved from 1st to 2nd stage in lockdown exit plan, but if there's no improvement in indices, we won't enter third stage.'Mordechai Sones, 09/11/2020 17:44
Netanyahu gets haircut: 'Let's go strengthen small business.'

Netanyahu gets haircut: 'Let's go strengthen small business.'

PM photographed getting haircut in Givatayim: 'Don't leave any edges.'Mordechai Sones, 09/11/2020 16:46
Watch: Israeli-American delegation departs for Bahrain

Watch: Israeli-American delegation departs for Bahrain

Israel, Bahrain to establish formal diplomatic relations at special ceremony in Manama later today. "We’re bringing the Bible back to life."Mordechai Sones, 18/10/2020 10:31
Ben Gurion Airport prepares to open skies

Ben Gurion Airport prepares to open skies

After government approval, Ben Gurion Airport ready to accept travelers leaving country. Returns from red states must enter full isolation.Mordechai Sones, 15/10/2020 08:04
Ben Gurion airport opens tomorrow at midnight

Ben Gurion airport opens tomorrow at midnight

AG says continued closure of airport is problematic, as airlines are threatening lawsuits.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2020 18:50
Ben Gurion Airport will not close during lockdown

Ben Gurion Airport will not close during lockdown

Citizen leaving home for airport must bring valid ticket 4 hours before flight and will be allowed unlimited movement beyond 500 meters.Mordechai Sones, 14/09/2020 19:11
List of 'green countries' expanded

List of 'green countries' expanded

Australia, UAE, Ireland, Thailand and other countries added to list of countries from which returnees will not be required isolation.Orli Harari, 31/08/2020 00:12
Chaos at Ben Gurion Airport: No departures for Ukraine

Chaos at Ben Gurion Airport: No departures for Ukraine

Ukrainian airline refuses to fly Breslov Hasidim who arrived at Ben Gurion Airport.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 27/08/2020 23:34
Skies open to 'green' countries today

Skies open to 'green' countries today

First flight to Bulgaria to take off from Ben Gurion today as travel to and from Europe without quarantine resumes in limited format.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2020 08:17
Coronavirus lab at Ben Gurion Airport expected to open only in October

Coronavirus lab at Ben Gurion Airport expected to open only in October

Transportation Ministry working on plans to allow businessmen, tourists, to enter and exit Israel more easily.Hezki Baruch, 12/08/2020 15:05
The gates are cloooosing fast

The gates are cloooosing fast

Diaspora Jews are burying their heads in the mudslide of Galut once again, and continuing on with their mass denial and fantasy lives.Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 11/08/2020 18:30
Shidduch dating: Coming to an airport terminal near you

Shidduch dating: Coming to an airport terminal near you

Lawmakers are putting together a plan to allow matches to take place even as the CV-19 virus prevents foreigners from entering Israel.Michal Levy, 26/07/2020 20:24
Why are Israel's skies still closed?

Why are Israel's skies still closed?

Other countries have reopened their airports with 2-step testing, but the Health Ministry refuses to back such a step in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2020 10:58
Work at Ben Gurion International Airport to continue

Work at Ben Gurion International Airport to continue

Ministers of Finance and Transportation reached agreement allowing for the continuation of construction work, other vital functions at BG.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2020 20:19
UAE plane with assistance for PA lands in Israel

UAE plane with assistance for PA lands in Israel

For second time, Etihad cargo plane carrying coronavirus aid for the PA lands at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2020 21:52
Flights from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport to resume in July

Flights from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport to resume in July

Airport officials say no departures will be permitted in June, with outbound flights resuming only in July.David Rosenberg, 25/05/2020 13:20
Plane arrives from Abu Dhabi to Israel for first time

Plane arrives from Abu Dhabi to Israel for first time

Etihad Airways plane lands in Israel after direct flight from Abu Dhabi. Medical equipment for PA on plane.Mordechai Sones, 19/05/2020 21:57
Watch: Ben Gurion Airport looking like a ghost town

Watch: Ben Gurion Airport looking like a ghost town

Sraya Lotan from the Israel Airports Authority filmed the deserted airport amid the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 04:15
From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

Upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, the returnees will be required to stay at "coronavirus hotel" for two weeks.Orli Harari, 20/04/2020 00:08
From the airplane into quarantine: Returning citizens processed at airport

From the airplane into quarantine: Returning citizens processed at airport

Passengers are checked for virus symptoms & given the choice of two hotels.Yoni Kempinski, 13/04/2020 11:06
Watch: Disinfecting Ben Gurion Airport

Watch: Disinfecting Ben Gurion Airport

Airports Authority crews clean buses, airport entry corridors for coronavirus., 12/03/2020 18:58
Ben Gurion Airport train to close to returning fliers

Ben Gurion Airport train to close to returning fliers

Only airport employees and people flying domestically to be allowed to enter train station at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2020 15:58
Watch: World leaders converge in Israel

Watch: World leaders converge in Israel

Leaders from dozens of countries land at Ben Gurion Airport to take part in commemorations of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/01/2020 19:31
Israel's 'Air Force One' revealed

Israel's 'Air Force One' revealed

New official plane of the prime minister and president seen at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2019 16:04
From New York to the polls and back

From New York to the polls and back

Zerach and Rachel Greenfeld buy round-trip ticket from NY just to vote in Israeli elections. "So that the kids know what's important."Shimon Cohen, 17/09/2019 13:07
Lod residents demonstrate in front of airport

Lod residents demonstrate in front of airport

Lod residents protest noise pollution caused by planes taking off over their city - at five in the morning.Yoni Kempinski, 20/08/2019 10:47
The cigarettes that made Aliyah

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

New immigrant caught with 19 suitcases filled to the brim with only cigarettes, attempting to avoid customs tax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2019 10:49
Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Israel's ambassador to Panama, a member of the Druze community, blasts airport security's treatment of him and his family.Marcy Oster, JTA, 04/08/2019 18:11