Interior Minister Aryeh Deri confirmed today that Israel is moving forward with that plan as the current system is causing undue hardship.
A new streamlined process for people vaccinated with vaccines recognized by Israel (including all 3 vaccine options in the US) will be announced in the coming days and will go into effect on July 1st. There will likely be exclusions for countries that are currently experiencing a high transmission rate of COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 vaccine is only approved for those 12 or older, this seems to mean that kids will still be locked out, but we’ll have to wait and see what exactly the new rules will say.
Will you travel to Israel this summer? With lots of countries reopening for vaccinated passengers only, have you already or will you get the vaccine in order to travel again?