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Come March 1, tourists of all ages will be permitted to enter Israel, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, subject to undergoing two PCR tests (prior to departure and after landing in Israel).

“We are seeing a steady decline in the morbidity data; therefore, this is the time to gradually open what we were the first in the world to close,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in a statement. “Our indicators must be in sync with the situation on the ground; what we are telling the public must be in sync with what is expected of it. In order to maintain the public’s trust and be certain that the citizens of Israel are implementing the directives and the government’s decision, we must open up as the situation improves—and it is improving significantly. At the moment, the situation in Israel is good. This is the result of correct and dynamic management; therefore, we are now opening up. At the same time, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and in the event of a new variant, we will again act quickly.”

Entry of Israeli nationals:

  • The requirement to undergo an antigen test before boarding the plane is canceled. Israeli nationals entering Israelwill only be required to undergo a PCR test upon arriving in Israel.
  • Unvaccinated Israelis will no longer be required to quarantine subject to the negative results from the PCR test at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

“We are thrilled that the government is taking the necessary steps to fully reopen Israel to all travelers around the world,” said Eyal Carlin, tourism commissioner for North America, in a statement. “This ease in restrictions allows for more travelers to enter our country while also ensuring the health and wellbeing of all. Despite the country’s closure over the past two years, we are back and better than ever and travelers can expect refurbished historical sites with increased accessibility, new hotels, new museums and more.”

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