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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

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 to red countries

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 restrictionn

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

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

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

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

Emirates 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 coronavirus 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

Travelers returning to Israel from the 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 vitalplayer

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

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

PM Bennett: '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 Chinaplayer

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

Prof. Nachman Ash: '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?

Israel to grant entry to non-citizens with relatives in Israel

Former MK Dov Lipman lauds new policy permitting relatives of immigrants to enter Israel, after year of restrictions on tourists.

Israel to grant entry to non-citizens with relatives in Israel

How do you fly with unvaccinated children?

MK Yakov Margi answers questions about whether vaccinated parents & unvaccinated children will be required to quarantine upon arrival home.

How do you fly with unvaccinated children?

Dr. Asher Salmon: 'We can't rely on vaccine certificates issued abroad'

Dr. Salmon, head of Health Min's International Dept., says those vaccinated, recovered, must quarantine after arrival in Israel.

'We can't rely on vaccine certificates issued abroad'

Health Ministry: COVID-19 mutation gaining steam

Seven new cases of the new mutation were discovered in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, and Givat Ze'ev, 300 specimens sent for sequencing

Health Ministry: COVID-19 mutation gaining steam