Tourism minister says borders to open for tourists from July 1

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen announces that Israel will open its borders to regular tourists from July 1.

“It is time for Israel to open up to tourism and take advantage of its status as a vaccinated country for the benefit of its economy,” Farkash-Hacohen says on Twitter.

Currently, only small groups of vaccinated or recovered tourists or first-degree relatives of Israeli citizens are allowed to enter the country.

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