Antigen test must be taken in the 24 hours before arrival; move comes after Israel reopened to vaccinated tourists earlier this month

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Travelers to Israel can now take rapid test, rather than PCR, to enter country
by Staff
November 25, 2021

Israel will now admit travelers who took a rapid antigen coronavirus test within 24 hours before their flight, under a new policy approved Wednesday by the government. Previously, Israel required all those entering the country to have taken a PCR test in the 72 hours preceding their arrival. Now, travelers can take the antigen test as an alternative. Ministers approved the change in a Wednesday night vote, adopting the Health Ministry’s recommendation. Israel has gradually been easing its border restrictions as virus rates waned in the country, reopening to tourists on November 1. Until then, the vast majority of non-citizens had effectively been banned from entering Israel since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

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