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Israel to require all visitors to apply for tourist visas

Travelers from visa-exempt countries will soon be required to request a visa or electronic travel approval before boarding a plane to Israel.

Israel to require all visitors to apply for tourist visas

Air Canada pauses flights to Israel, one week after resuming them

Air Canada ceases sale of tickets to Israel until the end of May, next flights to take off in June.

Air Canada pauses flights to Israel, one week after resuming them

Air Canada resumes flights to Israel

In first since October, leading Canadian airline to resume flights between Canada and Israel.

Air Canada resumes flights to Israel

El Al competition returns:

Airline giant expected to return to Israel

United Airlines has informed the Israel Airports Authority that it will resume flights in early March 2024, after suspending Israel operations following the outbreak of war.

Airline giant expected to return to Israel

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

El Al announces: Flights to Dublin, Marrakesh, will not restart ahead of summer tourist season.

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel

Lufthansa Group announces it will renew flights to Israel, beginning in January.

Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel

Modern Israel: Cities of the Future and Travel Innovation

For all of Israel's history, there are still plenty of places attuned to the modern world for you to visit.

Modern Israel: Cities of the Future and Travel Innovation

Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Places to Visit on the Volcanic Island

Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Places to Visit on the Volcanic Island

Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Aviation Authority:

These are the airlines currently flying out of Tel Aviv

Civil Aviation Authority publishes list of airlines flying in and out of Israel despite war with Hamas.

These are the airlines currently flying out of Tel Aviv

Israelis love to travel

Israelis love to travel. In fact, Israel has one of the highest rates of passport ownership in the world.

Israelis love to travel

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

Economy Min. Barkat announces: Electronic instead of print visas to travel to Vietnam, direct flight routes to launch this year.

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

American Jew living in Greenland says it's 'the garden of Eden'

The only Jew in remote Greenland sometimes feels like ‘the last person on earth.’

American Jew living in Greenland says it's 'the garden of Eden'

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

First direct flight from Haifa to Cyprus takes off after 4 years during which the airport did not operate international commercial flights.

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Direct flights began over a year ago, in a step aimed at warming relations between Israel and Egypt and encouraging tourism.

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

First flight expected to take off on June 22, with route operating until after fall holidays.

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

What you need to know

Travel sentiment is recovering. Is the industry ready for that?

People who have been stuck in their places of residence during the pandemic can't wait to travel after spending so long at home.

Travel sentiment is recovering. Is the industry ready for that?

Korean Air to operate flights to Israel

Korean Air, which ceased flights to Israel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to restart route, flying three times a week.

Korean Air to operate flights to Israel

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

Flight from Tel Aviv to Melbourne would enable Australian Jews and tourists to more easily visit Israel, cutting down 24-hr travel time.

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

Surprise strike forces Arkia to cancel flights

Pilots strike amid claims that salary negotiations are not moving forward as they would like; Arkia apologizes to passengers.

Surprise strike forces Arkia to cancel flights

Israel publishes travel warning to Ukraine

'Security situation is volatile, presents a real and immediate danger to life,' Foreign Ministry warns.

Israel publishes travel warning to Ukraine

Passengers to be allowed to check in from Haifa

Long lines at Ben Gurion? El Al passengers flying to certain locations will be able to check in from Haifa's airport - starting next week.

Passengers to be allowed to check in from Haifa

Due to manpower shortage:

Passengers disembark over an hour after landing

Passengers arriving from Poland, Turkey, wait to disembark due to manpower shortage at the airport.

Passengers disembark over an hour after landing

US to lift negative COVID test requirement for air travelers

Measure removed after determination it was no longer necessary in order to help ailing tourism industry.

US to lift negative COVID test requirement for air travelers

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

Federal judge lifts CDC air travel, transportation mask mandate

Judge strikes down mandate after ruling that it was not lawfully implemented by the CDC.

Federal judge lifts CDC air travel, transportation mask mandate

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Sources in Israel's tourism industry say many foreigners inquiring about cancellations following series of terror attacks in Israeli cities.

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

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

Aeroflot temporarily suspends international flights

Russian airline suspends international flights departing on or after March 8 - other than to Belarus.

Aeroflot temporarily suspends international flights

Second time in two days:

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

Flight to Prague turns back to Israel due to rowdy passenger.

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

Everything you should know about travel insurance

Travel health insurance is by far your most important commodity when staying in a foreign country.

Everything you should know about travel insurance

Israel to end flights to Dubai - starting next month

Disagreements over security protocols at Dubai airport bring Israeli flights to a screeching halt.

Israel to end flights to Dubai - starting next month

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

Discount is capped at eight tickets - four paid, four almost free, and applies only to select dates.

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

Tourism Min. Razvozov aims to save Passover tourist season - by eliminating quarantine for children whose parents are vaccinated.

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

Supreme Court to State: Explain why vaccinated can't travel

Supreme Court demands government answer, within one week, questions on legitimacy of travel rules for vaccinated Israelis.

Supreme Court to State: Explain why vaccinated can't travel

Israeli government to discuss banning travel to most countries

PM Bennett warns: 'Any minister who votes against action now will bear responsibility for the outbreak.'

Israeli government to discuss banning travel to most countries

US to become a 'red' country next week?

Those foreigners holding entry permits should move flights up if possible, former MK Dov Lipman warns.

US to become a 'red' country next week?

Israel to ban travel to UK, Denmark

Israeli Health Ministry labels UK and Denmark 'red' countries, restricting travel to and from those countries.

Israel to ban travel to UK, Denmark

Bennett weighing additional restrictions on travel abroad

PM Bennett supports banning unvaccinated from flying, Health Ministry opposes.

Bennett weighing additional restrictions on travel abroad

CDC to declare one-day travel restriction

The CDC has announced that there will be new travel restrictions - for one day only.

CDC to declare one-day travel restriction

US tightens travel rules amid concerns over Omicron

All in-bound international passengers will require to test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of departure, regardless of vaccine status.

US tightens travel rules amid concerns over Omicron

'We learned about the variant'

Bennett responds to criticism over family vacation

PM Bennett: 'Since Friday, we have learned more about the variant.' MK Katz: 'Bennett's explanation is worse than the act itself.'

Bennett responds to criticism over family vacation

Health Min. official: 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

Knesset committee approves: Tourist groups don't need booster

Key Knesset committee approves plan to allow tour groups into Israel, even if members have not received coronavirus booster shot.

Knesset committee approves: Tourist groups don't need booster

Airline announces daily flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Emirates airline announces new route connecting Israel to UAE and opening up a wide variety of tourist and travel options.

Airline announces daily flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Vaccinated tourists without first-degree relatives in Israel may now enter the country for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Health Ministry officials against recognition of Sputnik vaccine

'Since when is a serological test a sign that a person was vaccinated?' top specialist queries.

Health Ministry officials against recognition of Sputnik vaccine

New US COVID-19 travel policy to go into effect next month

White House: New policy requires foreign travelers to prove vaccination; only certain vaccines acceptable.

New US COVID-19 travel policy to go into effect next month

Over 20 people removed from flight due to fake coronavirus tests

Passengers present forged coronavirus test results, are removed from flight bound for New York.

Over 20 people removed from flight due to fake coronavirus tests

Today:

Travelers returning to Israel from US now required to quarantine

Starting Wednesday, all travelers returning to Israel from expanded list of countries required to remain in home isolation.

Travelers returning to Israel from US now required to quarantine

Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Policies regarding travel & quarantine likely to change, warns Health Ministry director-general.

Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Ministry of Health releases new travel guidelines

The guidelines include new procedures for arriving passengers and restrictions on travel to certain destinations.

Ministry of Health releases new travel guidelines

Office of the Chief Rabbi

Matot-Massei: Pack this in your bags – it doesn’t weigh anything

When travelling, the most important thing to take with us doesn’t weight anything at all.

Matot-Massei: Pack this in your bags – it doesn’t weigh anything

'We'll ban flights to red countries'

'No one should get on a plane headed to a red country,' PM Bennett says.

'We'll ban flights to red countries'

Israelis attempting to fly to Russia are removed from plane

Border supervisors identify Israelis attempting to board flight to blacklisted country, remove them from plane.

Israelis attempting to fly to Russia are removed from plane

Watch: 'Flying taxi' transforming travel in China

The CEO of the company responsible for China's 'flying taxis' says air travel is the way of the future.

Watch: 'Flying taxi' transforming travel in China

Israelis traveling abroad to affirm they'll stick to rules

Health Ministry to require Israelis to affirm avoidance of maximum risk countries.

Israelis traveling abroad to affirm they'll stick to rules

Coronavirus czar: 'Too early to travel abroad'

'In most countries in Europe and outside Europe, infection rates are still high,' coronavirus czar Prof. Ash warns.

Coronavirus czar: 'Too early to travel abroad'

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Amid concerns that Indian coronavirus variant may be vaccine-resistant, dozens arriving from affected countries refuse coronavirus test.

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Government to ban Israelis from traveling abroad?

Health Ministry presents new plan to keep coronavirus infection rate low while returning life in Israel to normal.

Government to ban Israelis from traveling abroad?