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Israel to allow rapid COVID tests rather than PCR before boarding incoming flights

Upon landing in Israel everyone still required, however, to take a PCR test at Ben-Gurion Airport

Travelers at Ben-Gurion International Airport, July 19, 2021. (Photo: Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

In another move aimed at easing travel to Israel, the Ministry of Health announced today it will accept a rapid test taken the same day as travel instead of a PCR test.

“Quicker, more accessible and cheaper,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Twitter.

The new policy begins next week. The tests must be taken in conjunction with a “known body in the foreign country,” the Health Ministry statement said.

However, anyone landing in Israel is still required to take a PCR test at Ben-Gurion Airport.

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