Under new rules taking effect on March 1, tourists will need to take a PCR test before boarding a flight to Israel and a second one upon landing.
Israeli citizens will only be required to take the test upon arrival.
Israel shut its borders to travellers in early 2020 as the coronavirus spread worldwide. “It is time to gradually open what we were the first in the world to close,” Israel prime minister Bennet said.
On Thursday Bennett cited a decline in infections when he announced an end to the green pass.