Recently, Infinitum News wrote that Israel plans to open the country up for tourists again – read more here. A date has now been set when it will happen. From May 23, it will initially only be vaccinated tourists who travel in organized who can enter the country, writes the newspaper Times of Israel.
Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein came with a joint opinion. The reason why there are only opened up for organized groups is that it is easier to keep track of where they travel in the country and thus ensure that there is no infection again. The authorities in Israel do not want to return to increasing infection again.
– Only by opening up international tourism, we can revive the tourist industry, including restaurants, hotels, sights, tour guide, bus companies and others to support their families, says Farkash-Hacohen.
The plan is also opening up individual travelers at a later date.
Tourists must be corona-tested before departure and again after entry. In addition, all tourists must also take an antibody test. The latter, however, is not current if Israel can enter into agreements with other countries on common vaccine pass / cards.