In light of the growing concern from new variants of Covid-19, Israel has decided to stop commercial flights to and from the country, effective from January 25, 2021, at midnight. The closure of the airport will prevent foreigners and Israelis from all destinations from entering the country. At this stage, it is unknown how long the closure will last.
Last week, the government decided to mandate every passenger coming to Israel to present before departure a negative PCR test taken up to 72 before the flight. This is in addition to entering a quarantine of 10 days for returnees from all destinations, subject to performing two negative tests – one upon entering Israel and another 9 days after arrival. Those who do not perform these two tests will be required to enter a 14-day quarantine in a state-run facility.
We will continue to provide updates about new developments.