Israel ‘could be among travel destinations’ for Brits

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Israel ‘could be among travel destinations’ for Brits

Israel's high vaccination rate could mean an air corridor arrangement for tourists when overseas travel resumes, according to reports

The almost empty beach in Tel Aviv, where only sports is allowed, during a nationwide lockdown. October 12, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90
The almost empty beach in Tel Aviv, where only sports is allowed, during a nationwide lockdown. October 12, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Israel could be among the few places where Brits could easily travel abroad to this summer, according to reports.

According to a report in the Sunday Times, Government officials are eyeing up Israel as one of the countries with which to establish an air corridor arrangement because of its high vaccination rates.

Sources told the paper that foreign holidays are looking unlikely before August.

“There will be a system of travel corridors to green-list countries with good vaccination rates. Israel, here we come!” one Whitehall official said.

More than half of the Israeli population have received both doses of a vaccine, the highest vaccination rate in the world. 

Those who are fully vaccinated can get a ‘green pass’ which gives access to facilities such as hotels, gyms and theatres.

Overseas holidays were banned under UK law from today, with those without a “reasonable excuse” to travel being fined up to £5,000.

However, the rule could be relaxed to allow for tourism after May 17, the date the government says is the earliest it could allow the resumption of overseas travel.

A government review into foreign holidays is set to report on April 12.

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