Israel's New Entry Rules for Tourists Cause Chaos. What You Need to Know

Israel reopened its doors on Monday, but its new regulations are complicated – or, as one expert says, ‘a horror show.’ These are the rules detailing who can and cannot enter as the state looks to keep COVID-19 out

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Israel’s tourism industry and would-be travelers have been waiting with eager anticipation for the country to reopen its doors to vaccinated tourists, and that day finally arrived Monday.

For more than 18 months, entrance to the country has been tightly restricted to Israeli citizens. A limited number of vaccinated first-degree relatives of Israeli nationals and other special cases were permitted to enter, in a complicated process requiring approval weeks in advance. 

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