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.
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.
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.”
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.