After a record-breaking year for Israeli tourism in 2019, the corona-virus pandemic has brought international travel to a halt since early 2020. The list of who’s flying to Tel Aviv during COVID-19 is constantly changing. This situation can be quite confusing. Ben Gurion International Airport has experienced a flight reduction of close to 85%. This is relative to the usual schedule of flights to Tel Aviv.
Updated on August 5, 2021
At the moment, entry to Israel is only permitted for Israeli passport holders, residence visa holders, and passengers with specific entry approval. As of August 5, 2021, individual tourists cannot yet travel to Israel. The re-opening of Israel for individual tourists has been pushed back to an unconfirmed date. More information and the criteria for traveling to Israel can be found in our article about travel to Israel during covid-19. Plus, stay updated with Covid-19 testing procedures on arrival to and departure from Israel. Ben Gurion Airport is currently open with flights resuming from many destinations.
Whilst Ben Gurion Airport is currently open as usual, in order to make traveling more comfortable, we recommend considering using a VIP fast-track service to make transferring through the airport less stressful. Instead of standing in lines for testing at the airport or waiting at hospitals, consider a Door to Door test to make things simpler. Or, visit the covid test center in Tel Aviv.
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We are updating this information as it evolves. The information below will change in accordance with the websites of the airlines. This may not be the most up-to-date information as the situation is constantly changing. The airlines and flights below are as accurate as they can be. Sign up for updates at the bottom of this page to see who’s flying to Tel Aviv during Covid-19.
United Airlines continues to operate two daily flights between Newark New York and Tel Aviv, daily flights from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, and flights from Chicago to Tel Aviv, 3 times a week. Flights from Washington DC are currently suspended.
Delta has resumed daily flights from New York JFK to Tel Aviv with 1 or 2 daily flights currently operating.
American Airlines flight routes launched to Israel in early 2021. There are currently daily flights from New York JFK to Tel Aviv operating, as well as flights from Miami to Tel Aviv 3 times a week. Later this year, flights from Dallas to Tel Aviv are set to launch.
Germany’s flag carrier has returned to Tel Aviv and currently operates flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Tel Aviv. Flights from Frankfurt operate twice daily and flights from Munich are operating daily (with a second flight on certain days of the week.)
Ethiopian Airlines has four weekly departures from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv.
Aegean Airlines has resumed flights between Athens and Tel Aviv, with flights available daily (multiple flights on certain days). Flights to other destinations in Greece and Cyprus vary from week to week.
Flights from Madrid to Tel Aviv with Air Europa operate several times a week.
Air Canada has resumed flights to Tel Aviv from both Toronto and Montreal. Flights from Toronto operate on most days, with flights from Montreal operating twice a week.
Wizzair has renewed flights to Israel, and the routes include flights from Luton, Larnaca, Bucharest, Cluj, Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Sofia, Vienna, Rome, Catania and Naples. Flights run on a lower frequency than during regular seasons, however, continue to operate.
Air France has a daily flight from Paris to Tel Aviv that is operating as normal. A second daily flight is available on certain days.
Turkish Airlines continues to operate up to 10 daily flights between Istanbul and Tel Aviv.
El Al has increased their flights again, with arrivals and departures all across the globe. Flights arriving into Israel are arriving from Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.
Iberia is currently flying four times a week from Madrid to Tel Aviv
TAP Air Portugal
TAP has still not resumed flights to Tel Aviv.
British Airways currently flies a daily flight from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv
The Belgian Airline has resumed flights several times per week from Brussels to Tel Aviv.
Israir is still operating under reduced conditions and is flying to Tel Aviv from Larnaca, Paphos, Dubai, and Batumi, among others.
Swiss International Airlines
Swiss resumed flights from Zurich to Tel Aviv, with flights every day.
Austrian Airlines currently operate a daily flight from Vienna to Tel Aviv.
This airline is flying between Riga and Tel Aviv three times a week.
Belavia is operating two weekly flights that connect through Minsk and travel to Tel Aviv.
The Irish budget airline is flying to Tel Aviv from many European cities including Krakow, Paphos, Vienna, Budapest and Turin.
Pegasus Airlines resumed several daily flights between Istanbul and Tel Aviv.
The budget British airline is currently flying from Berlin, Basel, Geneva, and London to Tel Aviv. Other routes will resume in the coming weeks.
Ukraine International Airlines
This specialty airline is currently offering flights from Kyiv and Odessa to Tel Aviv daily.
This budget airline is now offering 14 flights a week from Dubai International Airport and Ben Gurion. Flights operate twice a day.
Alitalia has resuming 3 weekly flights from Rome to Tel Aviv.
This French boutique airline will commence 3 weekly flights from Newark, New Jersey, to Paris, France, and Tel Aviv, Israel from September 2021.
Virgin Atlantic has currently suspended their daily flight from London to Tel Aviv.
This Israeli airline is now flying to Ben Gurion from Larnaca, Batumi, Dubrovnik, Dubai, Tbilisi, and Belgrade.
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