Tour operators expect growth of demand for tours to Israel
Since May 20, the Israeli authorities have canceled the mandatory PCR testing upon arrival. From May 10, foreign citizens flying to Israel are allowed to present an antigen test result no older than 24 hours before boarding.
Of the mandatory conditions for a trip to Israel, there are medical insurance covering treatment for coronavirus, and an entry declaration, which must be completed within 48 hours.
Also, from April 20, the country no longer requires masks in indoor and outdoor spaces.
According to the tour operators Russian Express, Paks and Ics Travel Group, the cancellation of the PCR test upon arrival will definitely increase the demand for tours to Israel.
As the Russian Express added, the plus is that tourists will no longer incur additional costs, since until that time the PCR test upon arrival was paid.
According to experts, in general, due to the easing of entry protocols, the demand for tours to Israel in Russia can grow by 15-20%.
As per market participants, nowadays tourists can get from Moscow to Israel on direct flights of El Al, IrAero airlines (with a landing in Minvody) or on connecting flights via Istanbul or Dubai.
As Ics Travel Group experts report, the most convenient option for direct flights is El Al flights. The Israeli carrier flies between Moscow and Tel Aviv 5 times a week.