Israel is preparing to welcome back tourists in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first international guests will be arriving from Greece on August 1st. The announcement was made after Greece prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakisis recently visited the country.
Many public areas are reopening to welcome visitors
Meanwhile, Jerusalem is beginning to reopen its attractions, restaurants, and hotels to domestic tourists. The venues are reopening with the implementation of strict health regulations enforced by the ministry of health.
These measures follow recent research that studied the behavior of 200 countries around the world during the Covid-19 crisis. The country was listed third on the list of safest countries. The country reported 303 coronavirus related deaths to date, but cases have recently continued to increase.
Sharon Bershadsky, director of the Israel Government Tourist Office in the UK, said “We are thrilled to see the Israel tourism industry begin to open up again, including the world-famous hotels, restaurants, and attractions of Jerusalem. We are currently working with travel industry partners and friends in the UK to make sure travel and Israel is even more exciting and enjoyable for our UK visitors, and we look forward to welcoming them back soon.”