Israel will reopen to all foreign tourists, regardless of their vaccination status, as the country relaxes travel restrictions amid a drop in the number of coronavirus infections from the Omicron variant fast.
Only fully vaccinated foreign tourists will be allowed to enter the country since January, but that duty will end on March 1, Israeli leaders announced in a statement. declare Sunday. Travelers entering Israel will have to pass two PCR tests – one before departure and one after arrival.
According to the New York Times database, Israel has reported a 63% drop in new coronavirus infections over the past two weeks.
Israel has maintained a strict border policy throughout the pandemic, and its once thriving tourism industry has struggled. It first closed its borders to most foreign visitors in March 2020 and won’t reopen until November 1, 2021. By the end of 2021, the borders have closed again, between Omicron wave.
Authorities are also easing restrictions on Israeli nationals, who will no longer be required to have a PCR test before a flight – only after arriving in the country. Unvaccinated Israelis will no longer be quarantined upon return if the test results are negative.
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