All UAE residents can now travel to Israel; COVID-19 vaccination not mandatory

“This year, our goal would be to present the hidden gem to travelers in this market,” said Ksenia Kobiakov, director of new market development department, Israeli Ministry of Tourism, at Expo 2020 Dubai. “We seek to promote the country as a destination targeting families, FIT experiential travelers, religious, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) and leisure travelers through various B2B and B2C activities such as trips media and trade familiarization, roadshows, cooperation with the travel industry and airlines.

The new travel corridor between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will strengthen bilateral relations and establish efficient services to facilitate travel between the two countries. flydubai operates 14 flights per week, twice daily, between Dubai and Tel Aviv-Yafo. Etihad Airways and Wizz Air offer direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv-Yafo. Israeli airlines like El-AL, Israir, Arkia Airlines also offer direct connectivity between the two destinations. Emirates Airlines is expected to operate the United Arab Emirates – Israel route in the near future.

“We are delighted to welcome tourists from members of the Abraham Accords,” said Zippi Brand, deputy mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo. “The opening of the skies brings Israel back to the forefront of tourism as an attractive destination.”

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