Israel Closes Borders to Tourists (Again)

Following the outbreak of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Israeli cabinet has voted to close again the borders to tourists. As of now, no foreign tourists are allowed into Israel, unless they have applied for and received a permit by the “exceptions committee”. The Times of Israel has published a summary of the new rules.

If you plan on visiting Israel, have a look at my COVID-19 in Israel page. There you’ll find links to the official government websites for new information and changes!

Almost throughout the pandemic, the Israeli government has placed severe travel restrictions on all non-residents and tourists wishing to enter Israel. From time to time these restrictions were lifted for fully vaccinated travelers. Let’s be hopeful that Israel will soon be able to reopen its borders.

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