By Shira Silkoff, JPost—
For the first time since the skies were closed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Israel’s borders will be fully reopened to foreigners beginning March 1.
Israel closed its borders to all foreigners on March 18, 2020, due to the fast-spreading virus, bringing international travel to an almost complete halt. Now, nearly two years later to the day, the country is preparing to fully reopen its borders.
With so many fast and frequent changes, many are unsure what this will exactly entail. Here is what we know so far:
While tourists and foreign citizens have until now been required to present proof of vaccination or recovery upon entry, this will no longer be the case. Starting March 1, tourists of all ages will be allowed to enter Israel with or without proof of vaccination.
Instead, the only requirement they must meet will be to present a negative PCR test ahead of boarding the flight and one after landing. They will then be required to quarantine for 24 hours or until receiving the test results. Continue Reading…