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US, Britain, France among countries where tourists to Israel likely to be allowed — TV

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen has agreed with the “relevant officials” on a list of 14 destinations she says foreign tourists can begin traveling from later on May 23, according to Channel 12 news.

The list includes the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Farkash-Hacohen is quoted saying Israel is a “safe country” and allowing tourists will serve as a “contribution to Israel’s economy and not other countries.”

If the tourists are indeed allowed, they are expected to be required to take a serological test proving they have COVID antibodies, as well as a regular coronavirus test, the report says.

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