Israel plans to open worldwide journey to vaccinated foreigners
Israel begins welcoming vaccinated groups of international travelers back to the country
- Israel is making great strides in reopening to international travel in May
- The set of phases and guidelines will be outlined and published next week
- At all stages, visitors are required to undergo a PCR test before boarding their flight to Israel and a serological test to prove their vaccination upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism, along with the Ministry of Health, announced that the country will gradually resume the country on May 23 after more than a year without tourism due to groups of international travelers vaccinated by COVID-19 restrictions.
“I am excited to share the news that Israel is making great strides in reopening to international travel in May,” said Eyal Carlin, North America Tourism Commissioner. “We have been working to come up with a plan that will not only allow the country to open up to visitors again, but also make sure everyone stays safe. We have come this far, and for this reason we are adapting this proactive strategy to gradually open it up. 60% of the Israeli population has been vaccinated. With the US and Israel using the same vaccines, we hope that by summer we can open our doors wide and welcome any visitor to Israel who wants to come. “
The set of phases and guidelines will be outlined and published next week. In the first phase, a pilot program will be started on May 23, with which a selected number of tour groups can visit Israel. The number of groups will increase depending on the general health situation and the progress / success of the program. Individual travelers are expected to be welcomed at a later stage of the reopening in July (TBD). At all stages, visitors are required to undergo a PCR test and a serological test before flying to Israel to prove their vaccination upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. In the meantime, agreements will continue to be made to validate the vaccine certificate to remove the need for the serological test.