Israel completely cancels testing of tourists for COVID-19 from May 21

Israel completely cancels the testing of tourists for COVID-19 from May 21

According to the Israeli government, the lifting of the rules, which will take effect at midnight from 20 to 21 May, applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Recall that Israel allowed unvaccinated travelers to enter the country just a few months ago.

So, Israel will no longer require tourists to take PCR tests both before departure and upon arrival. True, you will have to fill out an entry application form before departure, as well as wear a mask on all international flights. 

According to Israeli officials, the new rules will make traveling to Israel easier and more stress-free upon arrival — “your vacation really starts the moment you get off the plane!”

Tourists are currently required to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within the last 72 years upon arrival in Israel hours, or a 24-hour rapid antigen test. At the airport, you need to undergo another PCR test. For those who have been ill with coronavirus, it is enough to have a certificate of recovery.

In addition, until May 21, all guests of Israel must remain in isolation at the hotel until the results of the test are received upon arrival or for up to 24 hours, depending on whichever comes first.

Under the new rules, travelers will not be required to self-isolate for 24 hours after entering the country.

Israel first began accepting tourists in January after temporarily closing its borders, associated with Omicron.

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