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March 22, 2021

Israel sets new Covid-19 rules at Ben-Gurion Airport

The Government of Israel has announced a new set of regulations on the arrivals and departures from Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Government of Israel has announced a new set of regulations on the arrivals and departures from Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The daily limit of 3,000 passengers entering the country has been cancelled.

Since 20 March, there are no restrictions on the number of people allowed to enter the country.

According to the new regulations, flights will be determined based on the capacity of the airport to receive passengers and conduct Covid-19 tests.

Additionally, travellers will no longer be required to go through regular temperature checks while entering the terminal and before boarding.

Israelis travelling abroad from the country will also not be required to submit a request to a special committee for travel approval.

However, they will have to take a Covid-19 test before their return flight.

This change comes after the country’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) cancelled the earlier travel restrictions despite concerns from the Ministry of Health (MOH) that the individuals returning to the country might be infected with coronavirus variants.

Jerusalem Post reported that these new guidelines will be followed for one week and until 28 March.

The Israeli Government has also reopened the Taba Border Crossing between Israel and Egypt on 20 March.

Israeli tourism Minister Farkash-Hacohen tweeted: “After a year of being closed, the Taba Border Crossing will be open. The opening will only take place after logistical preparations are undertaken.”

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