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Government to weigh whether to allow vaccinated tourists into Israel from July 1

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked will hold a meeting with top officials to discuss whether to allow vaccinated foreign nationals to enter Israel from July 1, as planned, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The reopening of Israel’s borders to vaccinated tourists could be postponed due to the rise in COVID morbidity in the country, which has been blamed on travelers from abroad, according to the report.

A technician collects nasal swab samples for COVID-19 at the coronavirus lab, at the Ben-Gurion International Airport on February 28, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urged Israelis to avoid nonessential international travel.

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