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Pandemic no longer Israeli tourism's top problem

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as China maintaining strict COVID-related travel regulations, could present obstacles to a tourism recovery in Israel.
Tourists stand at the Mount of Olives

After being closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli inbound tourism sector has reopened. In early March, the government approved the entry of tourists, including the entry of unvaccinated visitors subject to testing upon arrival.

Local tour operators are expressing cautious optimism. The number of coronavirus cases have recently risen again, and senior Health Ministry officials have already hinted that in the event of a significant rise, some restrictions, including closing the airport to incoming tourists, could be reinstated.

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