Following Israel’s Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen's request to open Sinai to Israelis, the government has agreed to formulate a plan within the week for entry and exit through the Taba border crossing. The resolution was approved by Farkash-Hacohen along with Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and the ministers of Health, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Transport and Tourism. The border will function much like it does in Ben-Gurion Airport. Farkash-Hacohen wrote on Twitter, "After a year of lockdown, soon you will be able to travel to Sinai as well. This resolution has now been approved at my request by the government. We're on it. Many thanks to the Health Minister for his cooperation."The opening of Sinai is part of a larger plan to rebuild the tourist industry that was so badly damaged by the coronavirus. She elaborated: "We are preparing an outline for the government to bring safe foreign tourism to Israel. "This step is essential for the rehabilitation of the tourism industry, which was severely damaged during the corona period, and will contribute to the Israeli economy," she said.