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Health Ministry recommends lifting most COVID travel restrictions

Travelers at the Ben Gurion International Airport, on December 21, 2021. (Flash90)
Travelers at the Ben Gurion International Airport, on December 21, 2021. (Flash90)

Health Ministry officials met Wednesday to formulate a plan on lifting a range of COVID restrictions before making recommendations to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Bennett is scheduled to hold a meeting Thursday and rule on the recommendations, although he reportedly favors lifting most restrictions.

The Health Ministry recommendations include canceling the requirement for returning travelers to present a COVID test at the airport before boarding a flight to Israel (though the test at Ben Gurion after landing will remain); ending quarantine for unvaccinated children who travel abroad; allowing unvaccinated foreign children under 12 to enter; and ending the use of the “Green Pass” vaccine proof at all events.

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