Israel likely to reopen to vaccinated tourists, November 1

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Tourists look at a view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, on August 5, 2019.
Hadas Parush/Flash90Tourists look at a view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, on August 5, 2019.

Earlier attempts to reopen the border to tourists were delayed due to delta variant, fourth wave in Israel

Israel’s government is expected to announce the reopening of the state’s borders to foreign tourists who are fully vaccinated from November 1.

Initially, visitors from 40 countries will be permitted entry, mostly from European Union nations with which Israel has mutually recognized vaccination standards, Globes reported. 

Inline with the Covid-19 booster campaign conducted in Israel, only tourists with two shots conducted within six months of their visit, or with a third dose, will be allowed into the country.

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Subsequently it is hoped that Israel will sign a mutual vaccination agreement with the US, enabling visits from tourists from some states, Globes reported. 

The Health Ministry is understood to be mulling a proposal to allow all vaccinated tourists entry from November 21 - where usual visas permit.

Like Israelis arriving in the country, visitors will be required to provide a negative corona virus test from within 72 hours of their flight and to conduct a PCR test upon arrival in Israel

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