By KTA News Team |

Those who have returned to Israel in recent days have been exposed to a sad phenomenon: many hundreds of tourists stand in huge lines and wait for passport control, for about two hours and sometimes even more. The lines sometimes start somewhere in the jetty and continue along the entire long route, until the passport control. The queues are also spread horizontally, and the tourists are not only standing one after the other but also in groups of five or six people across the queue.

The Population and Immigration Authority responded: “The situation is known to us and stems from a shortage of border inspectors, whom we have had difficulty recruiting since the Covid-19 period. A special team was recently appointed, led by the Deputy Head of the Border Control Administration, which will examine the improvement of the inspectors’ conditions, which will help recruit additional workers and reduce waiting times at the border “.