The Israeli government has announced that all international arrivals into the country will be placed on a 14-day quarantine.

According to global media reports, non-Israeli citizens will be allowed to enter the country until Thursday, March 12. To enter after this date, non-citizens will need to prove that they have a place in the country to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the decision would be in effect for at least two weeks. During that time, the government plans to make decisions to “safeguard the Israeli economy”.

El Al has announced that passengers holding tickets for departures on or before April 30 – regardless of the date the tickets have been purchased – can change or freeze their tickets for departures until or including February 28, 2021 without being charged ‘Change of Reservation’ and ‘reissue handling’ fees.

All Turkish Airlines passengers holding bookings to/from Israel between March 10 and 31, which were ticketed before March 10 can be:

  1. re-booked/re-routed in a different booking class, with no charge, provided that the new destination is in the same Iata region and same cabin, re-issue takes place before/on April 11, 2020 and re-booking/re-issuing is made for flights until/on May 31.
  2. re-booked/re-routed for flights after May 31, with no charge, provided that new flights are within one year from original ticketing date, re-issue takes place before/on April 11, and the same booking class is available. If the same booking class is not available, the difference in fare must collected from the passenger.

Turkish Airlines full refunds will be issued on unused tickets until April 11, and on used tickets for unused coupons until April 11.