Israel relaxes entry measures! May 20 waives PCR tests on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv!

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Israel is entering a new phase of easing its entry into the country, announcing that it will drop mandatory Covid-19 testing of passengers arriving at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and automatically isolate 24 hours until the result is received. Starting with May 20, 2022, Romanian tourists will be able to travel to Israel only on the basis of a negative PCR test presented before embarking on a flight to this country.

The Israeli Ministry of Health has stated that testing for Ben Gurion will no longer be required from May 20. As an argument for making this decision, the ministry reported a drop in the number of daily infections, from more than 6.000 to less than 2.000 in the last month.

Moreover, starting Tuesday, May 10, 2022, foreigners can opt for a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before leaving for Israel or a PCR test 72 hours before the trip.

Until now, at Ben Gurion Airport, all passengers entering the country, whether Israeli or foreign, are directed to PCR test centers and will remain in solitary confinement at the hotel until the result of the PCR test is received. This rule will be removed from May 20. In April, the first month of easing restrictions, nearly 4.000 Romanians traveled to the Holy Land.

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: https://israelsafand with.

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