Israel Ends Ban on Unvaccinated Tourists 

Israel will drop its limits on entry to foreign nationals starting March 1, ending two years of strict restrictions on the entry of tourists.

Israel will drop its limits on entry to foreign nationals starting next month, ending two years of strict restrictions on the entry of tourists.

The decision was announced following a meeting between Prime Minister Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, with the participation of Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov and several others, in which they finalized an outline for the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Israel.

Tourists will still be required to submit a negative PCR test prior to boarding the flight to Israel and be tested again upon landing at Ben-Gurion Airport. Returning Israelis will no longer have to submit a negative PCR test before leaving to Israel, but will be required to be tested upon arriving in Israel.

Prime Minister Bennett, Health Minister Horowitz, Health Ministry director-general Nachman Ash, and other senior government officials, also agreed to gradually ease the rapid antigen testing requirements for school children.

Currently, children are required to undergo home testing twice a week, with parents reporting the results to the Health Ministry.

Bennett and Horowitz agreed Sunday that the requirement will be dropped in middle schools starting this Thursday, and in elementary schools starting March 10th.

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