Israel plans to resume tourism for travelers vaccinated with Cyprus

Israel and Cyprus plan to resume travel between the two countries for passengers infected with the two vaccine shots, officials said Sunday.

A similar agreement to ban travel for Israelis carrying a green Pass was signed last week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Under the agreement, green passport holders – those who are fully vaccinated against or acquired from coronavirus – will be free to go alone on arrival and will not undergo COVID-19 testing.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and President Reuven Rivlin said that “understanding” was like allowing flights to upgrade to Cyprus, which reportedly accounted for about 10% of its tourism from Israel.

“Let me say how pleased I am with the recent understandings that will allow the renewal of flights between Israel and Cyprus and call on more countries to accept the ‘green pass,'” Rivlin said in a statement. statement after meeting Anastasiades.

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (L) welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ahead of a meeting in Jerusalem

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (L) welcomes President Reuven Rivlin ahead of a meeting in Jerusalem

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It was announced that the president of Cyprus, who is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Sunday, said that “Cyprus and Jerusalem had an ambitious action plan for cooperation between our countries. “

No dates have been set for the implementation of the contracts with Green and Cyprus. Israel has been closed to almost all international air traffic as a COVID-19 warning from 26 January.

The country plans to fully deploy 30% of its population of 9 million with the two-dose regiment this month, a benchmark for the start-up loophole. He hopes to broadcast 50% and reopen more widely next month.

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בנימין נתניהו וקיריאקוס מיצוטאקיסבנימין נתניהו וקיריאקוס מיצוטאקיס

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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The vaccination campaign is at the heart of Netanyahu’s bid to win a fifth term in the March 23 election.

Israel began appearing from its third lockout last Sunday and now plans to reopen restaurants around March 9, according to coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash.

To gain entry, these beneficiaries were required to present a green passport