The Israeli authorities have announced this Monday the reopening of their borders vaccinated or recovered from the coronavirus for the first time since March 2020, amid a relaxation of restrictions due to the decrease in the numbers of the pandemic in the country.
The decision implies that only tourists from countries that are not included in the ‘red list’ for their epidemiological data will be able to travel to Israel – although now there are none -, while it will be mandatory that they be vaccinated.
According to the information collected by the newspaper ‘The Times of Israel’, only tourists who have been vaccinated in the 180 days prior to the trip will be able to travel to Israel, with the need for fourteen days after the second dose.
Israel’s Ministry of Tourism applauded the decision and stressed that during the pandemic “it has worked hard to find creative solutions to facilitate the safe return of tourists.”
He also highlighted that in recent months it has carried out a pilot program with “several thousand tourists, mainly from the United States and Europe” with visits to religious, historical and cultural places “in a safe environment.”
The Israeli authorities have confirmed 1,327,720 cases and 8,100 deaths from coronavirus to date, with a total of 7,823 active cases at the moment, including 219 patients in serious condition.
On the other hand, 6,237,223 people have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine so far, of which 5,731,677 already have the full schedule and 3,954,003 have received a third booster dose.