As of yesterday, Israel allows its citizens to travel to Ukraine,

due to Ukraine’s low Covid infection rate. Before the pandemic, Israel was UIA’s top foreign travel destination.

Ukraine’s State Aviation Service yesterday recommended that Ukrainian airlines suspend all flights to Tel Aviv

 until the Israeli-Palestinian missile exchanges stop. A check of Ben Gurion Airport’s arrivals and departure board shows cancellations for about half of flights from around the world to Israel’s main airport.

Due to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel, UIA canceled three flights yesterday between Israel and Ukraine.

A fourth flight PS778 from Tel Aviv to Kyiv was postponed. It is due to arrive today at 11:50 am. UIA asks passengers to check its website for updates. In light of the missile exchanges, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry “strongly recommends that Ukrainian citizens refrain from traveling to Israel and Palestine.”

Direct flights from Tel Aviv to Uman for the annual Rosh Hashana pilgrimage?

 That could be the result of a recent decision to transfer 500 hectares from Uman’s military airfield to civilian use, Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko tells Interfax-Ukraine. Every September about 40,000 Hasidic Jews go to Uman for an annual pilgrimage. The Cherkasy city is a three hour drive from the nearest international airports, Odesa or Kyiv Boryspil.