Strike shuts down most border control operations

7 Jul 14

ISRAEL

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Starting Tuesday, Israel’s primary public sector labor union is launching a partial strike.

What does the change mean? Operations at all border control posts, with the exception of Ben-Gurion International Airport, will be suspended.

  • Implementation timeframe: Starting July 8 for an indefinite duration.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and permits.
  • Who is affected: All travelers seeking to enter Israel through border control posts, with the exception of Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Impact on processing times:Depending on how long the strike lasts, it could cause delays.

Background: The public sector labor union is initiating a strike that will bring border control operations to a halt. Other government services including the tax authorities and courts will also cease operations. At this time, no information has been provided about how long the strike may last or whether more government offices will join the strike.

BAL Analysis: Travelers should be aware that Ben-Gurion International Airport is the only border control post where operations will continue during the strike.

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