The Israeli authorities have decided to add Russia to the list of states where entry during the coronavirus pandemic is allowed without the approval of the special commission.
This was announced on Monday, August 9, by the press service of the country's Ministry of Health. In particular, the decision will come into force on August 16. From that date, Israeli citizens will be allowed to freely enter Russia without any additional encumbrances.
However, upon returning from the Russian Federation, tourists will have to spend a week in quarantine, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or have certificates of antibodies.
Israel promised to open its borders to vaccinated travelers on July 1. However, due to the increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus and the identification of new strains of the disease, it was decided to postpone the actual start of the tourist season to August, and then to an indefinite period.
At the same time, Russian tourists vaccinated with Sputnik V will have to additionally make an express blood test to determine the level of antibodies. For these purposes, it is planned to create a special laboratory at Tel Aviv airport.