Passengers must arrive at the airport three hours before departure time.
Passengers arriving at the airport must first undergo a security check. Passengers and their luggage are inspected by airport personnel with modern security equipment. There are separate security check lines for passengers holding Israeli passports and for those holding foreign passports in order to shorten waiting time.
After the security check in the departure hall, passengers continue to passport control. They must present their passport, airline ticket, and the form that they filled out upon arrival in Israel.
After passport control each passenger must check in at the counter of the airline they are flying. They will then check in their luggage and receive a boarding pass and seat number.
Early Check-In Service
Early check-in service is available for El Al passengers next to the Central train station at Arlozorov in Tel Aviv. Passengers can check in their luggage one day before their flight, reserve their seats, and receive their boarding passes. Passengers holding foreign passports - including children and infants - must arrive at early check-in in person.
Each passenger must pay a fee of NIS 30 in cash for early check-in service.
Early check-in service hours for El Al:
Sunday to Thursday - 14:00-21:00
Fridays and holiday eves: 11:00-15:00
Saturday nights and holiday nights: from the end of the holiday to 23:00
Additional details are available at:
The El Al Website
Passengers who have checked in early can arrive at the airport an hour and a half before flight time and proceed directly to passport control.
Some of the other airline companies have early check-in service. Passengers can clarify this with the airline. Information about early check-in for airlines other than El Al is available from the airport information service: 972-3-9755555 or on the Israel Airports Authority website.