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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2021

Israel re-opens

Coinciding with the opening today of World Travel Market, where traditionally it has  a large stand, Israel has announced that it will be accepting individually vaccinated tourists.

After a period in which many efforts and attempts were made to find creative solutions to bring tourists back to Israel, the Ministry of Health accepted the recommendations of Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov and his office and approved tourist entry into Israel from 1 November, subject to proof of vaccination.

The Ministry of Tourism emphasises that this is only the start of the journey. “We are full of hope that the necessary measures that have been introduced will help, and as things improve it will be possible to ease the conditions of entry into Israel.  We will continue to work to increase the number of tourists who can enter Israel, in order to reignite the travel and tourism economy.”

Sharon Bershadsky, Director of Israel’s UK & Ireland Tourist Office, said “I’m very excited to be able to share the news, the Ministry of Tourism along with our colleagues in the industry have been working tirelessly over this difficult period and we are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back to Israel”.

More information on exact travel requirements for entry is noted below but tourists will only be allowed to enter if they have a WHO (World Health Organisation) approved vaccine and are double vaccinated having had their second vaccine or booster jab, at least 14 days prior to entering the country.

Tourists must perform a PCR test up to 72 hours before an outbound flight and fill out a passenger declaration form before entering Israel. Both documents must be presented to board the flight.  They must then perform a PCR test upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport, remaining in isolation until a negative test result is obtained, or 24 hours, whichever is earlier.


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Barry Graham, United States

This is not very good news for people that are part of the Novavax Clinical trial, whose participants are considered fully vaccinated by the USA and UK governments.