Israel Reinstates Entry Ban on Foreign Students

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the past week, Israel’s Interior Minister Arye Deri rescinded an earlier decision granting Yeshiva Bochurim permission to enter Israel.

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the past week, Israel’s Interior Minister Arye Deri rescinded an earlier decision granting Yeshiva Bochurim permission to enter Israel.

In recent weeks, the Interior Ministry had developed a program for educational institutions to obtain entry permits for their students to enter Israel. Many yeshivah bochurim have already applied for these permits and received them. Dozens of bochurim are already en route to Israel.

On Wednesday, the Interior Ministry suddenly reversed its decision and not only will the entry permits not be issued anymore to single students but even the permits already issued are now void. If bochurim arrive in Israel with the permit, they will be denied entry into the country.

Yungerleit who are studying in Israeli Yeshivos and Kollelim and their families will still be able to receive entry permits and use already issued entry permits to enter Israel.

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