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Israel may allow vaccinated tourists in from November 1 — though US in question

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13.10.2021

Israel may start allowing individual vaccinated tourists into the country at the beginning of November. The potential plan could exclude Americans, Canadians and Brits at first due to a lack of agreement on recognizing their vaccine certificates.

The vast majority of tourists have effectively been banned from entering Israel since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March of last year. Under current regulations, tourists only began arriving in organized groups in May, though in a very limited capacity. Additionally, first-degree relatives of Israeli citizens or residents can apply for permits to travel to the country.

According to reports from Hebrew-language media, including Kan news and the Globes financial daily, the first phase of allowing in individual tourists starting November 1 will permit travelers from the approximately 40 countries with which Israel has a reciprocal agreement to recognize vaccination certificates.

Israel does not yet have agreements to recognize the vaccines of the vast majority of countries, including the US, UK and Canada, potentially stymieing the entry of tourists from those countries.

The reports said foreign tourists would need to have received either a second........

© The Times of Israel


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