Another day, another rule change for Israel entry requirements.
Just a week ago, Israel started requiring everyone returning to Israel to enter a COVID hotel for quarantine due to fears about the UK variant of COVID-19 that was spreading abroad.
Now the country is ditching that requirement and all passengers will have to take a COVID test upon landing and then quarantine at home for 14 days. That quarantine can be shortened to 10 days if a 2nd PCR test is taken on the 9th day of quarantine.
Passengers that refuse to take a COVID test upon landing will still have to go to a COVID hotel.
There is talk of cancelling quarantine requirements for those who have had both vaccine shots, though that has yet to be finalized.
Israel is currently under a 3rd lockdown and leads the world in per capita vaccination rates. They hope to be able to gradually open up in April after more than a year of closed borders, though only to countries with low COVID-19 infection rates. I guess that means we’ll see a return of green and red countries?