COVID-19 Travel to Israel information and UpdatesAnna Myatt2020-09-13T20:35:22+00:00
COVID-19 Travel to Israel Information and Updates
Stay Tuned, Stay Safe, Israel 2020
Post COVID-19 Travel to Israel has created many questions for travelers and it has been difficult to find a clear and easily available source of reliable information concerning travel to Israel for non-residents or tourists, to some degree, it is still so.
Beginning in March 2020, the State of Israel shut down all tourism activities in Israel, which led to the unfortunate cancellation and postponement of many tours and created uncertain circumstances for future tourists planning to come to the Holy Land. Post Covid-19 travel to Israel we hope till resume in September 2020. We are hoping to begin to see our Christian, Messianic and Catholic tour groups begin returning to although it is an ever-changing and situation.
For those of you who have travel plans to Israel or have an upcoming tour group to Israel in the coming months, Immanuel Tours have put together a summary of most up-to-date information on traveling to the Holy Land and what to expect when you get to Israel. We encourage you to bookmark this page and visit it often for the most up-to-date information regarding post Covid-19 travel to Israel.
***Immanuel Tours is pleased to provide information regarding traveling to Israel during the pandemic of Covid-19. We will strive to update this information as changes occur, however we do not guarantee any of the information on this page due to the frequently changing situation. Please confirm the information or speak to your tour operator for further clarification.***
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On September 13, the Israeli government chose to lockdown the country again starting 9am, Sept 18th (prior to the start of Rosh Hashanah) until October 9th (the end of the High Holy Days) due to rising coronavirus infections. No one will be able to leave outside of 500m of their homes, except for very limited circumstances. Tourism, restaurants, and recreation activities will cease entirely and restrictions on incoming visitors will continue. We ask that you pray for Israel during this very difficult time.
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Non-residents and tourists may not enter Israel at this point.
Currently and until further notice, non-residents or non-Israeli citizens arriving from anywhere in the world, will be refused entry to Israel.There are a few exceptions to this and applications for special cases are handled by the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs.Until the above restriction is lifted along with the lifting of compulsory 14 day quarantine, group travel or individual tours are not possible.
Israeli residents are now allowed to return without quarantine from Austria, Italy, Estonia, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Georgia, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Greece, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Slovenia, Finland, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia and Rwanda, Australia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Taiwan, Norway, Singapore, Portugal and Thailand.
The ability to carry out group tours to Israel will also depend on the transportation restrictions being lifted and our ability to provide passengers with buses which are cleaned to specification and provide it’s passengers access to disinfecting materials.We are currently following government instructions and if these will lack, we will develop our own and publish them here.
Status of Transportation
Restrictions during the lockdown will be made. TBD
Hotels have already started re opening under strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.Further information, will be made available in the coming days.Currently dining rooms and swimming pools are now open with limitations on crowding. We are being informed on a daily basis which hotel chains or hotel properties are open.Pleasecontact us for details.
Currently hotels may operate no clubs, no bars and dining room up to 20 persons for table service only.
Some of the measures being put into place by a number of the leading hotel chains in Israel are as follows:
Hotel staff training in accordance to the Israeli Ministry of Health guidelines.
Hands free check in
Buyer, supplier, staff and guest Temperature check when entering the hotel.
Disinfecting of hotel guest rooms and public areas.
Hotel dining rooms will operate at 35 percent of their maximum capacity, while hotel pools will remain open. These restrictions will remain in effect throughout the week.
Currently Immanuel Tours offices in Israel are closed and work is being carried out by limited staff members from home.
Upon the opening up of the Israeli borders to international traffic, we plan to resume work under strict health and safety measures which will include among other things, checking of our staff temperature, disinfecting work environment and ensuring staff meeting with our suppliers or clientswear face masks as required.We are also in the process of developing an assessment of the suppliers we will use for our clients as per the Israeli Ministry of Health guidelines.
We guarantee to stay updated and act in real time according to all guidelines and regulations issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health.
All Holy Land sites, parks, and historical sites have will be closed completely for the duration of the lockdown, Sept 18-October 9th, 2020.
Restaurants and Cafes
9/18-10/9/2020- All restaurants will be closed.
General Social Distancing
Currently wearing a face mask in public is compulsory.
9/18-10/9/20-Everyone will be required to stay within 500m of their home with no interaction with those outside their own homes.
Malls may reopen on weekends.
Public libraries may reopen on weekends.
Opening of pre-schools, schoolsand high schools.
Opening of public beaches under social distancing rules.
Salons may reopen on weekends.
Gatherings of up to 100 persons permitted.
Israeli Soccer premier league returns.
Public swimming pools may reopen on weekends.
Enrichments activities and all Youth programs resume
Beaches may reopen on weekends.
Universities and higher education return to study – Distance Learning Approved
Opening of culture centers: Cinemas, theaters, concerts 75% capacity or up to 250 persons.
Israeli Basket Ball premier league resumes.
Synagogues and houses of worship limited to 19 persons.
No cultural events, cinema, theaters, concerts
Outdoor gatherings of up to 20 persons permitted. Indoor gatherings limited at 10.
No function halls and wedding halls
Immanuel Tours is welcoming inquiries to join and plan tours for late 2020, 2021 and beyond. Please contact us for more information. We hope to see you “Next Year in Jerusalem!”.
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