People travelling to Israel will be met with looser entry rules from today (10 May).
The Middle Eastern nation is now accepting Covid tests taken within 24 hours before departure, instead of the PCR tests within 72 hours that it previously stipulated.
Given that rapid antigen tests are typically cheaper and easier to access, the move will be welcome news for those planning a trip to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv this week.
But some travellers may be holding out until 20 May, when Covid testing on arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport will finally be scrapped.
Announcing the news on Sunday, Israel’s Ministry of Health said the travel restrictions are being relaxed
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