Israel’s Ministry of Health also confirmed that starting today, May 10, 2022, foreigners flying to Israel are now allowed to take an antigen test before boarding the plane instead of a PCR test.

Any passenger who chooses the antigen option will be required to perform the test in the 24 hours prior to their departure to Israel.

Israel has been welcoming all visitors, vaccinated and unvaccinated, since March 1, 2022.

Gal Hana, Consul and Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism office, said he and his team welcomed the new updates from Israel’s Ministry of Health.

“We are excited to make this announcement as Canadians have already started to fill flights to Israel and hotels in Israel,” said Hana.

Hana added that up until May 20, travellers will still have to pre-book and undergo the original testing protocols upon arrival in Israel, with the announced change effective May 20 and onwards, “there will be one less traveller anxiety to encounter.”

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