Israel is preparing for the return of international tourism following a year-long hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with skies set to open up to foreign tourists in late May.
The EU Council updated the list of non-EU countries, for which it suggests easing up restrictions, to include Israel.
The government has exempted foreign holidaymakers from the 2-1/2-week long lockdown in an effort to revitalize tourism, a critical sector of the Turkish economy.
Jerusalem prepares to welcome the first foreign tourists in over a year starting May 23, from a list of countries that includes the US, the UK, France, Australia and Italy.
The scheme takes visitors to a verdant strip of farmland thick with palm trees that runs south of the Giza pyramids, between the lesser known pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur and the western bank of the Nile.
The European commission outlined new proposals on Monday which would ease COVID restrictions to let tourists in, starting next month.
The airline said it is in talks with Israel's Tourism Ministry about launching the route to serve growing demand from tourists and overseas Filipino workers.
As Israel started opening up, we headed up North to see what we could find. With such beautiful landscapes, why bother going abroad?!
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The first vaccinated foreign visitors traveling in groups are set to be allowed in starting from May 23.
"I'd say Israel is probably the country with the widest margins of error and the safest procedures in place of those who are at all opening," a source told The Jerusalem Post.