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Israel’s Borders Close Again

in Tourism & Nature

With less than 200 cases of new COVID variant Omicron worldwide, and a fourth case confirmed in Israel, the country has chosen to bar entry from tourists for at least the next two weeks despite just having reopened its borders.  An official statement released on Saturday says that vaccinated or recovered Israelis will be required…

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Israel Opens for Vaccinated Tourists

in Tourism & Nature

As of November 1, tourists who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will be able to enter Israel for the first time since April 2020. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitsan Horowitz made the announcement last Thursday, as the country’s numbers continue to decline from the most recent wave of coronavirus. For Israeli…

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Egypt’s First Commercial Flight Lands in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

For the first time ever, an EgyptAir aircraft laid with the Egyptian flag landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday, October 3. The landing was the first kickoff of a new commercial flight between Israel and Cairo which will run four times a week. While travel has occurred between the two neighbors since the 1980s,…

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EU Agreement with Israel’s Green Passport

in Economy & Innovation

A recent Foreign Ministry of Israel announcement stated their agreement with the European Union, where both Israel and the EU will accept the others vaccination certificates, easing the traveling process, and providing a hopeful return to tourism.  The agreement will be built on a technology infrastructure that transfers information between countries to ensure vaccination certificates…

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Tourism Takes Off Again in Israel

in Tourism & Nature

Tourism returns just in time for summer as the number of passengers to Ben Gurion Airport continues to grow, reaching a post-pandemic record of 22,500 travelers last week. In 2019, the average daily total was more than 115,000 passengers, yet after a full industry shutdown, the increasing number is a signal of positive return. Most…

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