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Israel to resume accepting vaccinated foreign tourists from January 9

04.01.2022 40 просмотров

To enter the country, it will be necessary to fill out an online form, pass a PCR test before boarding the plane and upon arrival, followed by isolation for 24 hours or until a negative PCR test is obtained.


From Sunday, Israel resumes accepting vaccinated foreign tourists approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or recovering from covid from countries with a low risk of spreading coronavirus, there is no decision yet on those vaccinated with Sputnik V, the Israeli Ministry of Health is awaiting official data on the effectiveness of the drug against the omicron strain. This was reported on Monday by the press service of the Israeli ministry and an Israeli government source explained to TASS.

, foreigners who have been vaccinated against coronavirus or who have been ill with covid, according to the definition of the Israeli Ministry of Health, from countries on the orange list (not included in the red list for the threat of the spread of coronavirus - TASS note) will be able to obtain an entry permit, provided that they first fill out an online form, pass PCR test or antigen test before boarding the plane, as well as passing a PCR test when entering Israel, followed by isolation for 24 hours or until a negative PCR test is obtained, ”the press service of the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
< br> “In order to allow entry [to Israel] vaccinated by Sputnik V [tourists], the Israeli Ministry of Health is awaiting the publication of official results of a study of the effectiveness of this vaccine against the omicron strain," a government source explained to TASS.

allowed to enter Israel. In addition, tourists from countries on the red list will not be able to enter the territory of the Jewish state without obtaining permission from the commission for exceptional cases, the ministry added.

Commission recommendations

On Monday, the Ministry of Health Commission also recommended that the Israeli government exclude South Africa, Hungary, Nigeria, Spain, Portugal, France and Canada from the list of red countries, which are forbidden for Israelis to visit. In addition to these seven countries, the UAE, USA, Ethiopia, Great Britain, Tanzania, Mexico, Switzerland and Turkey are also in the group dangerous in terms of the threat of the spread of coronavirus at the moment, the press service said.

Since March From 2020 to November 2021, Israel was completely closed to foreigners. Entry into the country was only possible for returning Israelis. Since May, as part of a pilot program, organized foreign tourist groups fully vaccinated with US-approved drugs have been allowed into the country.

On November 1, Israel opened its borders to foreign tourists vaccinated with WHO-approved drugs, subject to certain conditions regarding the number of vaccines and boosters received. . On November 15, Israel officially recognized the Russian Sputnik V vaccine; the opening of the borders of the Jewish state for Russian tourists was scheduled for December 1. But since November 29, Israel has again closed its borders to foreign citizens due to the spread of the omicron strain of the coronavirus.

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