Flights to Israel in October 2021: Who’s Flying to Tel Aviv During COVID-19?

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of international travel, and Israel is no exception. The list of which airlines are flying to Tel Aviv during COVID-19 is constantly changing, which can be quite confusing. Ben Gurion International Airport has experienced a flight reduction of close to 70% relative to its usual schedule of flights to Tel Aviv.

Updated on October 12, 2021

Traveling to Israel During Covid

Israel has been closed to individual tourists since early 2020. On September 19, 2021, a program was announced allowing tourist entry for groups of 5-30 visitors. For full details on the program, click here.

For the updated outline of regulations, conditions, and procedures, read our comprehensive article about travel to Israel during Covid-19.

Israeli passport holders, residence visa holders, and passengers with specific reasons for entry will continue to get entry approval.

Whilst Ben Gurion Airport is currently open as usual, 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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Please Note

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. Sign up for updates at the bottom of this page to stay updated on who’s flying to Tel Aviv during Covid-19.

United Airlines

Flights to Israel in March 2021

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

Delta has resumed daily flights from New York JFK to Tel Aviv with 1 or 2 daily flights currently operating.

American Airlines

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.

Lufthansa

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

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Ethiopian Airlines has four weekly departures from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv.

Aegean Airlines

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.

Air Europa

Flights from Madrid to Tel Aviv with Air Europa operate several times a week.

Air Canada

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.

Wizz

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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

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

Turkish Airlines continues to operate up to 10 daily flights between Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

El Al

Who’s flying to Tel Aviv during COVID-19?

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

Iberia is currently flying four times a week from Madrid to Tel Aviv

TAP Air Portugal

TAP resumed flights from Lisbon to Tel Aviv with 3 weekly flights.

British Airways

British Airways currently flies a daily flight from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv

Brussels Airlines

The Belgian Airline has resumed flights several times per week from Brussels to Tel Aviv.

Israir

Flights to Tel Aviv in June 2020

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 one or two flights every day.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines currently operate one or two daily flight from Vienna to Tel Aviv.

Air Baltic

This airline is flying between Riga and Tel Aviv three times a week.

Belavia

Airlines flying to Israel

Belavia is operating two weekly flights that connect through Minsk and travel to Tel Aviv.

Ryanair

The Irish budget airline is flying to Tel Aviv from many European cities including Krakow, Paphos, Vienna, Budapest and Turin.

Pegasus Airlines

Pegasus Airlines resumed several daily flights between Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

easyJet

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

Flights to Israel from Abroad

This specialty airline is currently offering flights from Kyiv and Odessa to Tel Aviv daily.

FlyDubai

This budget airline is now offering 14 flights a week from Dubai International Airport and Ben Gurion. Flights operate twice a day.

Alitalia

Alitalia has resuming 3 weekly flights from Rome to Tel Aviv.

La Compagnie

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

Virgin Atlantic resumed their daily flight from London to Tel Aviv.

Arkia Israel

This Israeli airline is now flying to Ben Gurion from Larnaca, Batumi, Dubrovnik, Dubai, Tbilisi, and Belgrade.

EgyptAir

Egyptair’s new flights from Cairo to Tel Aviv will run 4 times a week on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. All flights from Sinai to Tel Aviv previously operated by subsidiary Air Sinai will also now be operated by EgyptAir Aircraft.

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