Restrictions concerning Travel to Israel17 March 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby informs that the Israeli government adopted restrictions affecting all persons who enter the country’s territory, effective as of 8 pm on 9 March 2020.
The ban affects not only arriving Israeli nationals but also all nationals of other countries.
Foreign travelers will be admitted through the open border checkpoints and the Ben Gurion Airport only if they can prove that they can make arrangements to remain in isolation for 14 days. Hotel reservations shall not be accepted as proof. All others will be sent back to their point of departure on the first available flight.
Following this advisory, most flights to and from Israel (Wizzair) have already been canceled until the end of this month.
Other airlines are expected to cancel their flights in the coming days.
All Bulgarians currently in Israel should quickly get in touch with their airlines to find out if their tickets are still valid
for leaving Israel. It is also possible that all
international flights to Israel may be suspended, making it impossible to leave Israel for an indefinite amount of time.
We advise all Bulgarians to refrain from traveling to and from Israel and to monitor the development of the situation and the measures announced on the official website of the Israeli Ministry of Health:
If necessary, Bulgarians may contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Tel Aviv at + 972 3 696 13 78. Outside business hours call +972 547640089.
Reports and requests for assistance by Bulgarian nationals in emergency situations will be received 24 hours a day at the phone numbers of the Situation Center Directorate (+359 2 948 24 04; +359 2 971 38 56) or at the following e-mail: [email protected].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on all Bulgarian nationals who are on a trip abroad to register by completing the “I am traveling to…” line at the following address:
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