Israel’s borders may still be firmly shut to foreigners, but Europe is already beginning to open up for non-essential travel, and many people are now considering whether to fly abroad for business, to see family, or for pleasure.

At the end of June, the European Union released a list of countries whose Covid-19 levels are low enough for their travelers to enter Europe. The list included Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Serbia, South Korea and Thailand. Notably, neither Israel – which is currently seeing some 1,000 new Covid cases a day – nor the United States were on the list.

Despite this, though, flights are still taking off. And all of us, at one point or another, have wondered if now is the time to take the risk and board one.

Should we fly, where should we stay, what can we do to improve our chances of staying safe?

If you have questions or fears about traveling or flying abroad, send us your questions by July 15th to and we will ask our experts for their advice.

Our experts are:

  • Eyal Leshem, director of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Sheba Medical Center
  • Mark Feldman, CEO and founder of Ziontours Jerusalem, which merged with Israeli travel agency, Diesenhaus
  • Manfred Green, head of the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa

Send all your questions by July 15th to