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Good News for Travelers: Airport Train Station Reopens This Week

The train station at the airport has been closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Israir Owners Cancel Shabbat Flights

"We want to reach a situation in which there's a weekly day of rest for the pilots as well."

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders to Visit Israel in First Post-Pandemic Travel

Dubbed “A Journey Home,” the group plans to be there from May 26-31, during Memorial Day weekend in the United States.

Israel to Begin Receiving Vaccinated Tourists on May 23

In the first stage of a phased plan, a limited number of tour groups will start to arrive, with individual travelers being admitted at a later date, says Tourism Ministry.

Israeli Health Ministry Mulling Letting Tourists into the Country

This will involve issues of political sensitivity, among other things, regarding the United Arab Emirates, which administers the Chinese vaccine that's not recognized in Israel.

Day After Etihad Lands in Israel, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Announces NIS 89 Flights...

The flights from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv will be available three times per week in April, moving to daily flights in May.

Yes, Non-Israelis Can Finally Enter Israel

The bottom line is that foreign tourism is not yet on the horizon, but at least families can get in, with caveats.

Spirit Airlines Kicks Jewish Couple with Children Off Plane then Denies, then Denies Some...

Indeed, the little Jewish girl has yet to master the art of eating yogurt with her facemask on.

Israelis Return to the Sky: El Al Announces New Direct Route to Georgia

The new flight to Tbilisi begins April 11 from Ben Gurion International Airport.

Watch: Israelis Line Up in Endless Column of Cars outside Nature Preserve

An estimated 5,500 spent the night in the designated parking lots of the Nature and Parks Authority on the third day of the Passover holiday week.

Misplaced Charity: Hiker ‘Saves’ Newborn Mountain Goat, Now Mom Won’t Go Near It

If you see a wild animal in distress, call the Nature and Parks Authority hotline *3639 or report to an inspector in the area, but by all means do not approach the wild animal.

Israel to Pre-Purchase $210 Million in Tickets to Save El Al

The down payment transaction came to life after the failure of a year-long negotiation between El Al and Bank Leumi and Bank Discount for a $300 million.

Knesset Approves COVID-19 Electronic Tracking Bracelet Law for Returning Israeli Travelers

The COVID-19 electronic tracking bracelet can be worn on the wrist or ankle; it monitors one’s location via GPS and Bluetooth.

Israel’s High Court Rules Air Travel Restrictions ‘Unconstitutional’

When the restrictions expire this weekend, the 3,000-passenger per day cap on returning citizens cannot be renewed.

16 Chassidic Men Detained for Hours in German Airport without Charges

All sixteen men were released eventually without ever being told the reason for their incarceration.

Health Minister Edelstein: Opening Israel’s Sky Now Would Kill Vaccination Miracle

"Had we listened to these voices, we would not have had about 6,000 dead, but about 16,000."

UAE, Israel Discuss Establishing Quarantine-Free Travel Corridor

Foreign Ministries of the two nations are negotiating terms of the agreement with the aim of finalizing and implementing the agreement in April 2021.

Hundreds of Travelers Stranded with No Plan B After Israeli Govt Cancels Flights

"If your flight was in the afternoon either your travel agent is booking you on alternative flights or you are on your own.”

Still No Entry to Foreign Nationals, At Least Until After Israeli Elections

Students and volunteers will not be allowed to enter the state of Israel until March 27, at least. Other select groups may be able to start arriving a few days sooner, but not until after the March 23 elections have passed.

Israel Deploys Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Ben Gurion Airport

The test has a 100% success rate in identifying people who are infected.

Tel Aviv Ranks Among World’s Top Six Culinary Destinations

The other cities on “Food and Travel” magazine’s list are Palermo, Chania, Vienna, San Sebastian and Marseille.

Israel Reopens the Skies for Citizens to Return

Up to 3,000 incoming Israelis per day will be allowed to enter.

Royal Carribean Prepares to Launch New Mediterranean Cruise, After COVID-19

“We greatly appreciate the government of Israel for their collaboration and confidence in us."
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Report: Frontier Airlines Boots Orthodox Couple Whose Baby Wasn’t Wearing a Mask

When raging passengers continued to complain back at the terminal gate, the flight was canceled.

Happy Purim from Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

Endangered and locally extinct animals mentioned in the Bible are bred here for possible reintroduction into the Negev desert.

Israel to Temporarily Replace National Anthem with ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

This year, it appears the snow will stick around only through Thursday night when heavy rains will sweep the streets.

US Threatens Ban on El Al Over Rescue-Flight Exclusivity

With Israel’s national carrier the only airline operating flights for Israelis stranded in America due to the COVID closure of Ben-Gurion Airport, the Transportation Dep’t is threatening to prevent El Al from landing in the U.S.

Israeli Skies Closed Till Feb. 21 — Unless You Have an Exception

Your application (filled-out web form) must be accompanied by supporting document that explains the reason for your “exception.”

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