On Monday, July 20, the Israeli government, once again, extended the ban on foreign citizens entering Israel. The ban will now stay in effect until at least September 1.
As in the past, the Interior Ministry did not issued an orderly announcement to the press. However, Ofer Lafler, spokesman of the Israel Aviation Authority notified Chaim V’Chessed of this latest move.
As previously reported, various exceptions have been made to the ban. For instance grandparents may obtain permission to enter the country for the birth of a grandchild, and bar/bat mitzvas. Family members may receive permission to enter for weddings, and families of lone soldiers are also granted permission to visit their loved ones serving in the IDF.