COVID-19 Update-When Will Travel to Israel Resume?
The Israel travel industry experienced a record-breaking year in 2019. An astounding 4.55 million tourists flocked to the Holy Land to experience some of the world’s most important sites. The tourism industry was equally optimistic about projections for 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic brought international travel to a halt. Now industry workers and travel lovers are left wondering: when will Israel travel resume? We’ve got you covered with updates and inspiration to dream up adventures to come!
As of late July, 2020, travel to Israel is still paused, however plans are expected to open the skies in September to tourists from certain countries. Sign up for updates at the bottom of this page in order to be the first to know when things are announced.
flights to Israel-who’s flying to tel Aviv?
In early April, the Israeli government suspended all commercial flights in response to the coronavirus. Since then, several airlines have added limited routes and slowly increased flights in June and July. Stay informed on which airlines are flying to Israel during COVID-19 here.
the corona corridor-a safe tourism zone
As the world battles the coronavirus we cautiously look toward the future of international tourism. Governments have begun discussing the possibility of establishing ‘corona corridors’. These are safe tourism zones for countries that have effectively reduced their infection rates. Israel is currently in discussion with the governments of certain “green” countries. The countries are planning to collectively welcome each other’s tourists. At the moment, Israel restricts entry to citizens alone, and all arrivals must enter a 14-day quarantine. Check back for more updates!
wanderlust? get some inspiration!
Many of us are experiencing restricted movement for the first time, and the wanderlust blues are real. Travel is symbolic of our freedom and joie de vivre. Not being able to jump on a plane or cross a border is a sobering reminder of how our reality has been impacted. One thing is certain: when travel does resume, it will taste that much sweeter and we won’t take a moment for granted. As we wait with eager anticipation, fill yourself with some inspiration with our bucket-list of adventures to come!
in Israel? plan a staycation!
If you’re in Israel at the moment, now is the perfect time to plan a staycation! Restrictions are cautiously being eased and the country is buzzing with its vibrant energy once again. Masada National Park has re-opened, and we know that your legs are begging for a hike! Beaches, restaurants, and even some hotels are anticipated to re-open within the next several weeks. Check the official government guidelines for updated information here. Then read up on the best restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the best beaches in Israel, the best national parks in Israel, the best luxury hotels in Israel, as well as spas and activities to make sure you’re ready to go on the green light. Whether you’re physically in Israel, or just at heart: get ready to fall in love with the Holy Land all over again.
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