Israel announced today that it is ending mandatory Covid-19 tests for arrivals at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, but foreign travelers must pass a negative test from their country before boarding flights to the country.
The Ministry of Health said that the test in Ben Gurion will no longer be required from May 20. For this decision, he cited the reduction in the number of daily cases, from over 6000 to less than 2000 in the last month.
“As of Tuesday, foreign travelers will be able to choose to undergo a rapid test within 24 hours of their departure for Israel, rather than a PCR test within 72 hours of their currently required trip,” he said. in a statement, the ministry.
As of March 1, Israel does not require its citizens to take a Covid-19 test before boarding a flight home.