After 20 months, Israel will finally open its borders to fully vaccinated or recovered tourists starting November 1.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Health and Tourism Ministries approved a plan on Thursday to allow vaccinated and recovered tourists into the country beginning Nov. 1.
According to the plan, tourists who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Johnson & Johnson or Sinopharm vaccines within the last six months will be able to enter Israel.
Israel has previously banned entry to all non-citizens including those with proof of vaccination. Exceptions were made for students who have been fully vaccinated.
Tourists who have recovered from COVID who present proof of their recovery from the previous six months will also be allowed to enter Israel as well as tourists who have recovered and were vaccinated with one dose of the approved vaccines.
However, tourists from countries that are defined as “red” due to high infection rates will not be allowed in.
Additionally, tourists won’t be allowed to travel from countries that are seeing an outbreak of the new AY4.2 variant, which has been causing concern.