On Sunday, the Israeli government has decided that travelers arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport will no longer be required to take a PCR test effective on May 20th.
The news was personally relayed to the media by the Minister of Health, Nitzan Horovitz, upon the conclusion of his meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Horovitz said they decided to impose the new order since the COVID-19 infection rate in Israel has declined.
Horovitz added that starting this Tuesday, foreign nationals arriving in Israel will be allowed to take an antigen test before boarding the flight (as an alternative to the PCR test).
Non-Israelis who choose the antigen alternative will be required to take the test within 24 hours before the flight to Israel.