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April 15, 2021: Israel’s 73rd Independence Day

Israeli government offices will be closed on April 15, in recognition of  Israel’s 73rd Independence Day.

Additionally no work permits or visa applications will be adjudicated.

Israeli consular posts abroad will also suspend their operations or conduct limited processing. 

Visa applicants may experience processing and issuance delays following the closures. Employers should take the processing and issuance delays into consideration when setting start dates. 

Visa applicants should check with their local consulate for specific information on holiday operations.

Business trips to Israel: 

Despite previously published regulations, The Ministry of Economy clarified today that applications for business visitors must be submitted by the inviting party to the Ministry of Economy, demonstrating an extreme necessity for the travel. 

Upon approval, a subsequent application must be submitted to the Ministry of Interior for an entry permit. Upon approval of the entry permit, the foreign national will be allowed travelling to Israel for business.  

COVID 19 Information

Due to the new COVID-19 variants concerns, the Israeli Elections, Passover and the forming of a new government thereafter, we do not anticipate major changes to the Israeli entrance policy in the next few weeks.

Please visit KTA COVID-19 Advanced Information Center for an additional information by clicking on the button below. 


Best Regards,


Amit Acco, Senior Partner


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