A view of Israel's waterfront.


UAE residents can now travel to Israel


DUBAI – Israel is now open to all travelers residing in the UAE, the Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists of all ages can enter Israel upon presenting a negative PCR test before their flight, and after arriving in Israel.

The announcement on Tuesday (March 15) follows a recent agreement between the UAE and Israel to give visa-free entry to their nationals.

“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,” said Ksenia Kobiakov, New Markets Development Department Director of Israel Ministry of Tourism.

UAE-based airlines Etihad, Wizz Air and flydubai operate flights to Israel. Emirates is expected to operate a UAE–Israel route in the near future. ICA/Expat Media

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