Israel reopens its borders for vaccinated tourists from around the world, from November 1, 2021.
Israel was among the first countries to launch the vaccination campaign earlier this year, and at the end of the summer the administration of the third dose of vaccine began.
So far, more than 3.9 million Israelis (about 42% of the population) have already received the booster dose, and authorities have resumed talks to reopen tourism, one of the main industries in the Holy Land.
After long debates and analyzes that have taken place in recent days, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism confirmed on Sunday evening the reopening of the borders of foreign tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 starting today, November 1.
From November 1, vaccinated tourists from all over have access to Israel again
The Jerusalem authorities recently issued an order stipulating the resumption of international tourism, as well as new rules according to which tourists from all over the world will be able to visit Israel, more than a year and a half after the March 9, 2020 border closures.
Access is allowed from today, November 1, 2021, to all foreign nationals vaccinated with the full scheme in the last 180 days with one of the seven vaccines recognized by the WHO (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, SinoPharm, Covishield), as well as those who have had COVID in the last six months, have been cured and can prove the disease with official supporting documents.
This decision was made after about 65% of the population of Israel has already received the full vaccination schedule, and 41% of citizens are immunized even with the booster dose, with Israel being among the first countries to adopt the third dose vaccination. .
Conditions of travel to Israel from 1 November 2021: vaccination certificate or proof of illness, COVID PCR test and PCR test performed on entry into the country, plus PLF
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism has officially announced that, starting with November 1, 2021, tourists from all over the world will be able to travel freely in Israel again. There are, indeed, restrictions for those who have been on a red list for the last 14 days, but at this time, no country is classified as red on the list. Most countries are considered to be orange (medium degree of risk), including Romania.
Therefore, Romanian tourists will be able to enter Israel if they can meet the following conditions:
- To be vaccinated with a complete schedule at least 14 days before entering Israel and a maximum of 180 days before the end of the trip to the Holy Land OR to be able to prove the passage through the disease in the last six months OR to have the booster dose performed;
- To present a negative PCR test performed with a maximum of 72 hours before embarkation for Israel;
- Perform another PCR test upon entry into Israel at your own expense and wait in isolation for a maximum of 24 hours until the negative result is received. The equivalent value of the test is about 100 NIS (approximately 130 RON);
- Fill in a health form to present when boarding for Israel, as well as upon entering the country, a form containing information such as the date and type of vaccine given to them, persons they travel with or countries visited in the last 14 days.
All official information is available on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Health: corona.health.gov.il