Entry Ban Still Applies to Foreign Students

Passengers in the arrivals hall at Ben Gurion Airport, Monday. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Despite Israel’s partial opening of the skies to its citizens, foreigners continue to be barred from entering the country, except with special permission. Since the onset of the third Corona wave in early January, student visa holders, too, have been prevented from entering Israel.

Now, Interior Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri has extended the ban on students until at least March 27 (Erev Pesach). Nor was it made clear when the ban might be lifted, according to Chaim v’Chessed on Monday.

The Travel Advisory issued in February by Amudim, Chaim V’Chessed and the Igud said that student visa holders contemplating leaving Israel for Pesach should be aware that they might not be able to return after the chag.

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