Eilat is a gorgeous destination in its own right – tempting beaches, deluxe hotels, fun activities, and lively nightlife. But its location makes it ideal also as a base for day trips within Israel and to the countries nearby – Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
The Eilat Ramon International Airport has located 20 km from the city center and it offers flights to Tel Aviv and Haifa in Israel as well as dozens of European destinations from Moscow to Paris. As there are no direct flights from Egypt and Jordan to Israel, cross-border travel in this part of the Middle East is usually affected by ground transportation (busses, private vehicles) and on foot.
Travel During COVIDIsrael's borders are currently closed for tourism and leisure travel. Citizens, residents and other exceptions may enter. All arrivals must register in advance. Permitted arrivals to Israel will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Arrivals will be tested again upon entry, at their own expense. Arrivals must also show proof of insurance covering treatment for COVID-19.
Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed public places, and on public transport.