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Health Ministry confirms testing rules set to be eased for arriving travelers next week

Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, on June 30, 2021, heading for COVID-19 tests. (Nati Shohat/FLASH90)
Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, on June 30, 2021, heading for COVID-19 tests. (Nati Shohat/FLASH90)

The Health Ministry issues a statement confirming plans to issue testing rules for travelers next week, allowing those flying to Israel to present a rapid antigen test before boarding the plane.

The ministry says results from home testing kits will not be accepted and that travelers must be tested by a “known body in the foreign country,” without elaborating.

Anyone traveling to Israel will still have to take a PCR test at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival.

“Quicker, more accessible and cheaper,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz writes in a tweet about the new policy.

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