Israel included in travel 'green list' from England from May 17

Visitors will not have to quarantine on return as long as they test negative for Covid


Israel is one of 12 countries included on the government’s travel green list, meaning that travellers from England from Monday week will not have to self-isolate on their return

They will still be required to take a Covid test before they depart from Israel and two days after they come home.

Portugal, Malta and Gibraltar are among other “green list” countries cleared for travel on May 17.

“We must make sure the countries we reconnect with are safe,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

Israel’s inclusion on the list was widely expected following the visit of cabinet minister Michael Gove to the country last month.

Israel is preparing to welcome tourists back, while maintaining steps to keep the virus in check.

From May 23, groups of tourists from a number of countries including the UK will be allowed to enter if they have been fully vaccinated.

They will also have to take an antibody test at Ben-Gurion airport.

There are hopes that individuals tourists will be able to visit from July.

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