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Tourists visas for Ukrainian refugees extended through August 31

Ukrainian Jews who fled war zones in Ukraine arrive on a rescue flight at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on March 17, 2022. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Ukrainian Jews who fled war zones in Ukraine arrive on a rescue flight at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on March 17, 2022. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

The Population, Immigration and Border Authority extends through August 31 the tourist visas granted to Ukrainians who fled to Israel following Russia’s invasion of their country.

Generally, tourist visas are only valid for three months after entering the State of Israel. PIBA and the Interior Ministry have extended visas to Ukrainian refugees several times already, and said that neither they nor their employers will be prosecuted if they work during their time in the country.

More than 28,000 Ukrainians have entered Israel since war broke out in late February, about half of whom are believed to be eligible for Israeli citizenship.

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