Ben Gurion Airport will operate during the 3 week closure - ground trnsportation will be limmited


by Ifi Reporter Category:Communication Sep 14, 2020

Ben Gurion Airport will not be closed and there will be flights during the three-week closure that will be imposed from Friday with this will allow flights of passengers who have already bought the flight tickets. This is what the special ministerial committee decided, in which Yuli Edelstein, Miri Regev, Aryeh Deri and Gabi Ashkenazi took part. As stated, the Ministerial Committee concluded that during the closure period, air traffic will be allowed, while arrival at Ben Gurion Airport will be possible by presenting flight tickets valid 4 hours before the flight date. According to estimates, about 225,000 people are expected to fly from Israel in September.
The discussion ended in the presence of the heads of the Ministries of Health, Transportation, Interior, Foreign Affairs and the National Security Council, and all professional bodies. The conclusion reached is that Israelis will be allowed to leave and enter Israel through Ben Gurion Airport in accordance with purple rules. Tickets can still be purchased for these flights, of course if they are not full, while immigrants will be able to arrive in Israel regularly.
It was further stipulated that a citizen departing at the airport will be provided with a flight ticket valid 4 hours before the flight date, and an unlimited 500-meter transit will be allowed. "Citizens leaving for a green country will return to Israel without isolation and conditions of closure in Israel. Israelis traveling to a red country will return to isolation in Israel. And you returned without isolation from three green countries. Representatives of the Ministry of Health warned that the situation of two - Bulgaria and Croatia - could turn red in the coming days.
Meanwhile, it appears that the train will operate on all days of the closure between 0500 in the morning and 2200 in the evening. Night trains will not operate. However the trains will continue on the schedule we have become accustomed to in recent months. The train will not operate its services on Fridays and Saturday evenings. In addition, the train will not operate on the eve of the holiday that awaits us on Rosh Hashanah on Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Even when the holidays start in the evening, the trains will not operate. The bus services will operate on a limited basis on closing days. On intercity lines the service will end at 2200 in the evening. The night lines will not operate. The Ministry of Transportation also instructs the bus companies to reduce the number of passengers on each bus to a maximum of thirty passengers. This restriction was also practiced in the first wave of infection.



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