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News and updates about Ben Gurion International Airport

At Ben Gurion Airport, the coronavirus crisis hasn't ended yet

Delays in baggage loading and a severe lack of manpower are making it difficult for Israel's main airport to get back on its feet.

At Ben Gurion Airport, the coronavirus crisis hasn't ended yet

Cost of coronavirus tests for incoming travelers to drop

Significant savings on the horizon for those arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport, Health Min. Horowitz promises.

Cost of coronavirus tests for incoming travelers to drop

'Eagle' emergency exercise at Ben Gurion Airport

Magen David Adom provides medical treatment to 250 people simulating injured passengers.

'Eagle' emergency exercise at Ben Gurion Airport

IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

IDF's Home Front Command assisting civilian authorities with the 'Omicron' COVID-19 variant.

IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

Prof. Nachman Ash: Closing airport not off the table

'Next challenge is to identify a dangerous variant - that's not simple at an early age,' says Prof. Ash, Health Min. Director General.

Health Min. official: Closing airport not off the table

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Change policies at the airport'

'Exponential increase in number of imported coronavirus infections,' Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Public Health Services, says.

Health Min. official: 'Change policies at the airport'

Only passengers to be allowed to enter airport terminal

Ben Gurion airport announces restrictions on who can enter terminals.

Israel's largest airport steps up COVID restrictions

Survey: Most Israelis support airport closure

Majority of Israelis support airport closure, do not agree with Coronavirus Cabinet decisions, new survey reveals.

Survey: Most Israelis support airport closure

For sale: Coronavirus test results - the way you want them

'No one has been caught until now and there's no chance it'll happen,' seller of fake covid-19 test results promises.

For sale: Coronavirus test results - the way you want them

Tel Aviv: Travelers from high-risk countries to fly into Terminal 1

Transportation Min. Michaeli plans to separate flights arriving from high-risk countries, send them to separate terminal, report says.

Travelers from high-risk countries to fly into Terminal 1

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.

Ben Gurion Airport planning for Indian variant

Unlimited number of people may now enter Israel

Committee approves move to allow unlimited numbers of people to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, cancels requirement for prior approval.

Unlimited number of people may now enter Israel

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?

Israel to open COVID-19 vaccination booth at Ben Gurion Airport?

Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Transportation Min. Regev instructs staff to examine adding four more cities to list for emergency flights.

Flights to four more destinations to be approved?

Airport may reopen on March 7

Number of flights may be unlimited, quarantine to continue for anyone without proof of coronavirus immunization or recovery.

Airport may reopen on Sunday

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.

Airport to reopen before elections?

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.

US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing

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?

Are deliveries to Israel affected by airport closure?

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Closing airport for six days won't be enough'

Head of Public Health Services, Dr. Alroy-Preis, warns skies will need to remain closed for 'several weeks' for move to have an effect.

'Closing airport for six days won't be enough'

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.

Details of planned Ben Gurion Airport closure

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.

Netanyahu to demand immediate closure of Ben Gurion Airport

Entry to Israel dependent testing negative for COVID-19?

Stricter measures agreed upon during emergency meeting aim to limit spread of mutations in Israel.

Entry to Israel dependent on negative coronavirus test?

Coronavirus lab to open in Ben Gurion Airport - within 45 days

Company wins tender to open coronavirus testing lab, plans to offer four-hour test results.

Coronavirus lab to open in Ben Gurion Airport

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.

Coronavirus lab at Ben Gurion Airport - only in October

Report: Flights may resume only after fall holidays

Concerns of large numbers of Israelis arriving for holidays force skies to remain closed through early October, report says.

Report: Flights may resume only after fall holidays

Strike at Ben Gurion Airport ends after Transportation Min. promises to broker agreement

Transportation Min. Regev intervenes, ending airport strike after just one hour.

Strike at Ben Gurion Airport ends

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport strike in protest of COVID-19 closure

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport announce strike, forcing planes en route to Israel to find alternative landing solutions.

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport go on strike

New plan for when Ben Gurion Airport reopens post-coronavirus

New plan aims to reduce chance of coronavirus transmission in airport and during flights.

Will Ben Gurion Airport be reopened soon?

Ben Gurion Airport's Terminal 1 to close to international flights

Terminal 1 closes to international flights in honor of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial event.

Ben Gurion's Terminal 1 to close to international flights

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.

Lod residents demonstrate in front of airport

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

New immigrant caught with 19 suitcases filled to the brim with only cigarettes, attempting to avoid customs tax.

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

Disruptions at Ben Gurion Airport

Technical problem with luggage checking system at Israel's largest airport causing delays, forcing flights to be pushed off.

Disruptions at Ben Gurion Airport

Watch: An unusual arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

A special visit by an unusual passenger arriving in Ben Gurion Airport taken into custody after stretching his legs in the terminal.

Watch: An unusual arrival at Ben Gurion Airportplayer

Police uncover network smuggling Georgians into Israel

Network, including airport workers, helped Georgian citizens avoid passport control, border security, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Police uncover network smuggling Georgians into Israel

Near-miss at Ben Gurion Airport

Passenger plane straying from runway came close to colliding with landing aircraft at Israel's largest airport.

Near-miss at Ben Gurion Airport

US student denied entry due to involvement in BDS

US student denied entry to Israel remains in detention at airport during appeal process.

US student denied entry due to involvement in BDS

Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

Police arrest porter suspected of stealing hundreds of items from passengers traveling through Ben Gurion Airport.

Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Plane with 178 passengers forced to return to Israel after experiencing engine trouble.

Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel to expand Ben Gurion Airport as tourism increases

Following record number of tourists, Israel to add 388,000 square feet to main terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Israel to expand Ben Gurion Airport as tourism increases

Workers launch surprise strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Massive delays at Israel's largest airport as workers begin strike - with no prior warning.

Workers launch surprise strike at Ben Gurion Airport