Israel has been opening its borders to unvaccinated tourists since March 1

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Two years after the beginning of the pandemic, tourism in Israel is completely reopening its borders. As of March 1, Israel will allow all tourists to enter its territory, regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19.

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov decided to significantly relax the restrictions, which were adopted amid declining new coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

Free travel to Israel from March 1

The new regulations will take effect on March 1, 2022, and tourists of all ages will be able to enter Israel regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19. The only condition imposed by the Israeli state will be two PCR tests, one performed before the flight and the other on landing in Israel. Until the arrival of the result or maximum 24 hours, tourists will have to isolate themselves at the address they will declare, and antigen tests will not be accepted.

Israel has maintained a strict border policy throughout the pandemic. The country first closed its borders in March 2020 and did not reopen them until November 1, 2021. Shortly afterwards, the Israeli government decided to keep its borders closed until the end of 2021, amid the Omicron wave. In the first quarter of this year, Israeli officials announced that tourists from all over the world are expected to meet in their country if they meet the requirement to be immunized by vaccination, have had COVID, or present a negative PCR test with a maximum of 72 hours upon entry. before entering Israel (in the case of unvaccinated persons).

Upon entering Romania, citizens are not quarantined if they have been vaccinated or have been ill for the last 6 months or have a negative RT-PCR test (performed 72 hours in advance). The 5-day quarantine will be applied to people who have not been vaccinated or have not been infected in the last 6 months, including those who do not have a negative RT-PCR test (performed 72 hours in advance).

In order to streamline travel in Israel and to ensure that tourists are properly informed about the requirements to be met before and during the trip, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has also created a website dedicated to travel conditions in the context of COVID. It can be accessed at this link:

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