The following is a press release issued by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.
Following government approval to re-open Israel’s skies to vaccinated and recovered incoming tourists, the Israel Ministry of Tourism announces the launch of a dedicated landing page on its website. The landing page incorporates all the necessary and useful information related to local Corona guidelines that a vaccinated/recovered tourist would need to visit to Israel.
The landing page, which will be updated in accordance with any future changes in regulations, is currently in English and will be translated to other languages in the near future.
- Planning Your Trip (definition of vaccinated and recovered tourist, list of approved vaccines and required documentation for entry into Israel);
- During Your Stay (where/how to get Corona testing); and
- Before You Leave (requirements for testing and documentation).
The landing page also includes links to related information at the Israel Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command websites.
The Corona pandemic decimated Israel’s tourism industry, with the abrupt closure of all incoming tourism in March 2020, after a consistent period of increasing growth. 2019 was a record year for incoming tourism to Israel, with 4.55 million tourists (11% increase on the previous year) and revenue of NIS 23 billion. Incoming tourism plunged to just 832,500 tourist entries in 2020 and 401,500 in 2021 (with revenue of approximately NIS 2 billion).
The Israel Ministry of Tourism, via its representative offices around the world, has worked throughout the pandemic to ensure that awareness of Israel as a safe, attractive tourism destination remains high and to nurture relationships with tourism wholesalers, airline companies, etc. In Israel, the Ministry of Tourism has made very significant investments in maintaining and upgrading tourism infrastructure throughout the country, so that tourists can once again enjoy the varied historical, religious, cultural and tourist sites that Israel has to offer.
Dedicated landing page: https://israelsafe.com/