Israel opens travel for unvaccinated and vaccinated UAE visitors

Travellers of the United Arab Emirates can now plan their trip to Israel.

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Travellers of the United Arab Emirates can now plan their trip to Israel. According to the announcement made by the Israel Ministry of Tourism at the Expo 2020 Israeli Pavilion on March 15, 2022, both the inoculated and unvaccinated UAE residents are welcomed in Israel by presenting their negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, taken prior to their departure, and even after arriving in Israel. 

Ksenia Kobiakov – New Markets Development Department Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism, cited, “There is a tremendous potential in the UAE to drive incoming tourists to Israel. I hope travellers from the UAE will appreciate Israel’s unique offerings, and I believe they will want to visit more than once. We look forward to welcoming UAE tourists to witness the wonders of our country.”


“In the ongoing year, our key focus would be to introduce the hidden gem to the travellers from this market. We are looking to promote the country as a destination targeting families, FIT experiential travellers, religious, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) and leisure travellers through various B2B and B2C activities like media and trade familiarization trips, roadshows, cooperation with travel trade and airlines”, following the above statement, Kobiakov further underscored. 

The above-mentioned regulation is imposed for the United Arab Emirates travellers of every age, the Israel tourism officials stated. After the announcement, the Israeli tourism ministry conducted a B2B workshop for travel partners in the UAE, during which the ministry’s officials shared an “informative destination presentation”.  

The presentation included the outstanding prospects for post-Covid tourism. The event witnessed at least sixty-five (65) agents of the travel industry. 

Prior to the announcement, a visa-free travel access agreement was penned down between both countries. The agreement is considered as a part of a strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. 

In addition, the authorities of Emirates Airlines announced that it would be operating daily Tel Aviv flights from June 23, 2022. 


Tariq Saeed


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