Individual tourists who are fully vaccinated are going to be allowed into Israel starting July 1, said Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen. Earlier, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri issued a communication on the topic that read in part, “in consultation with the Health Minister, the Foreign Minister and professionals from different ministries, it was decided to allow vaccinated people—coming from countries determined by the Health Ministry—to enter Israel according to a shortened process that will be formulated in the coming days.” International travel to Israel has been greatly limited due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. At times, Israel’s borders were entirely shut to foreigners. Tourists cannot currently travel to the country unless visiting a first-degree relative, and then under restrictive conditions. Israel recently began accepting organized tour groups back into the country.