Several reports have suggested that Israel will soon be allowing international travelers to make trips to Israel, given that they’re vaccinated.
From the beginning of next month, Israel is speculated to ease entry procedures for foreign visitors who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, thus allowing regular tourists traveling outside organized groups to enter the country for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
As it was found, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri sent a letter Thursday to Border Authority Director-General Shlomo Mor-Yosef telling him that he had consulted with the Health Ministry Yuli Edelstein, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and professional teams from various ministries on the matter. As a result, a decision was taken to allow vaccinated visitors from a list of countries that is yet to be determined by the Health Ministry “to enter Israel with a shortened process that will be put together in the coming days.”
Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen welcomed the move, tweeting that “it is about time that Israel opens up to tourism and takes advantage of being a vaccinated country for the benefit of its economy.”
As it stands, Israel’s case count has dropped to a significant low with most of its citizens vaccinated against the virus, and the country has relaxed a considerable amount of COVID-19 restrictions- making it easier for citizens to live their usual, public life.