Israel and Cyprus announce tourist corridor for vaccinated people

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Israel and Cyprus have announced a tourist corridor that will allow the inhabitants of both countries to travel between them with no restrictions once they have received a certificate of vaccination against Covid-19.

“I want to thank Cyprus for its willingness to recognize Israeli vaccination passports,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis, in statements collected by Efe. Netanyahu too

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Anastasiadis referred to April 1 as the first day that Israeli citizens will be able to travel to Cyprus without having to undergo tests or remain in isolation (as long as they have the vaccination certificate).

This decision also coincides with the approval, by the Israeli government’s coronavirus cabinet, of the reopening of the Ben Gurion international airport as of next day 21. The measure will allow approximately 2,000 people to enter the country every day from the airfield. However, it is not known if the opening will affect only Israeli citizens or if other additional security steps, such as lockdowns, will be established.

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So far almost four million people have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Israel and about two and a half million have already received the second as well. Israel has about nine million inhabitants and has registered more than 700,000 cases of coronavirus.

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