Israel is Again Opening Its Borders to Tourists

From next week visitors from abroad can again visit the Holy Land – with conditions

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Tourism
Tourists will soon be able to enter Israel again.
Tourists will soon be able to enter Israel again. Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

The skies over Israel will be reopened to tourists in the coming week, the Israel Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

The restrictions on air travel to and from Israel are to be relaxed. Vaccinated and recovered travelers from low and medium risk countries can avoid quarantine upon arrival by presenting the results of a negative PCR test.

Unvaccinated Israelis returning to Israel must go into quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, but this duration can be reduced to one week with a negative PCR test.


Tourists are allowed to enter Israel again

From next Sunday, foreign nationals who are either fully vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19 and who are from countries Israel considers to have a low or moderate infection rate will be allowed into the Jewish state.

As we reported when the country opened to tourists for the first time, visitors must fill out an online entry application and present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before they can board their flight.

Tourists must remain in isolation for 24 hours upon arrival or until they receive negative results from a new PCR test that must be performed upon arrival in Israel.

Unvaccinated tourists and citizens of so-called “red” countries – including the US, UK and Canada – are still prohibited from entering Israel.

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