Israel has now administered the Covid 19 vaccine to every Israeli citizen over the age of 16 who have wanted to get the vaccine. In the next phase expected to take place in the summer, children from the ages of 12 and up, are expected to be able to get the vaccine.
The number of infections has drastically reduced and so have the numbers of people hospitalized for covid 19 complications.
Every Israeli citizen who has been fully vaccinated as well as citizens who have recovered from Covid 19 are entitled to a “Green Pass” issued by the Israeli Ministry of health.
The “Green Pass” provides access to nearly complete back to routine activities as per the Ministry of health guidelines which include free access to:
Restaurant, Shops & Malls, Gyms and swimming pools, Hotels and resorts, places of worship, sports events etc.
Some limitations on the numbers for in-doors and outdoors events are still in place although these numbers are now considerably higher than before.
Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport is once again back in operation with Israelis who have been vaccinated being able to travel overseas following the Ministry of Health guidelines as specified on their website.
For Israelis returning to Israel and for visitors who have been approved to enter Israel, please see the following link for information on the regulations currently in place: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/guides/corona-quarantine?chapterIndex=4
As we look forward to receiving groups and individuals on tours to Israel, the Israel incoming Tour Operators Association is currently working on training sessions for Tour Operators ahead of issuing the “SAFE TRAVEL – ISRAEL PROTOCOL” to participating members which we hope will be followed by more relevant information on the relaxing of restrictions for incoming tourism into Israel in the foreseeable future.