Mask Mandate to End in Israel, Still Required on Flights | Chaim V’Chessed

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Hurwitz decided today that Israel‘s mask mandate will end on Saturday evening, April 23. This ruling means that, after more than two years, Israelis will be able to gather indoors without wearing masks.

The ruling states that masks will still be required in places with high potential for infection, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Additionally, at this time, masks will continue to be required on flights.

Chaim V’Chessed notes that US-based airlines Delta, United and American have largely ceased requiring masks on flights to Israel since Monday’s ruling by a federal judge striking down the US mask mandate. However, El Al Airlines continues to enforce the mask requirement.

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 20,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.


  1. TY for update, but in fact, all of this is total silliness. The masks was never proven to help at all, and WAS proven to cause many issues; physical and psychological, and it was simply a sign of slavery. The CDC owns 40 patents in vaccines, and just tries to push more. There are billions, if not trillions of dollars involved.

    • Keep in mind with United that they don’t let you walk through the kitchen to get to the other side.
      Also, if no one is in the kitchen, you are not allowed to go inside and take a drink by yourself.
      A Gut Yom Tov

Comments are closed.