On COVID-era Travel, Israel and the United States Adopt New, Healthier Approach

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The headlines are unfamiliar and at first glance can feel unsettling: 

“Israel tightens restrictions on travelers from United States”

“U.S. adds Israel to highest COVID risk level, urges Americans to avoid travel”

“Israel considers barring travel to the United States over fears of new COVID variants”

It is not surprising that such reports seem out of the ordinary. For the vast majority of the 18-month coronavirus health crisis, the men initially at the helm of the two countries, U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, did everything in their power to avoid taking steps that would lead to such stories.

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