Israel breathed a big sigh of relief on Monday as the borders were once again opened to all tourists from anywhere, provided they have either been vaccinated against or recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months.
Incoming foreign tourism, and in particular visits by our Christian friends, has been almost completely on hold since near the start of the coronavirus crisis.
So if you’ve been itching to get back to Israel (and let’s be real, who hasn’t?!), then now’s the time!
The following statement was sent to us today by the Israel Ministry of Tourism to mark this exciting development:
“The Israel Ministry of Tourism is pleased to welcome the long-awaited return of vaccinated individual tourists from November 1, 2021. Throughout the global Corona pandemic, interest in visiting Israel has remained high and Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has worked hard to find creative solutions to facilitate the safe return of tourists. A pilot program allowing groups to enter Israel has been successful, with several thousand tourists, primarily from the USA and Europe, visiting Israel’s religious, historical, cultural and natural sites within a safe and tourist-friendly environment. Once again, tourists from around the world can make their reservations and enjoy the unique, varied and safe tourism products that Israel has to offer.”