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Israel Reopens Borders For Tourism To All Countries

Israel Reopens Its Borders From January 9th, 2022, Israel has decided to reopen tourism from all countries, including travelers from the United States. The rules will go into effect on Sunday and will enable fully vaccinated and fully recovered travelers to enter if they meet pre-departure and post-arrival testing requirements.  Israel cracked down on international …

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Israel Bans Foreign Tourism Over New Variant Concerns

As fears about the new COVID-19 variant spread, Israel has banned foreigners from entering the country for 14 days to halt the spread of the new Omicron strain.  According to local media, the ban will begin at midnight on Sunday following full cabinet approval, making it the first country in the world to implement a …

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Top Five Wonderful Destinations To Visit In Authentic Oman

Rugged and welcoming, Oman makes a fascinating destination for travellers seeking an authentic Arabic experience. Less ostentatious than neighbouring Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the country’s dramatic landscape combines jagged mountain ranges, vast swathes of desert and pristine coastline. Here we present five destinations for your Oman itinerary. Muscat Oman’s capital city is an attractive, sprawling …

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Oman Reopening To Vaccinated Travelers From September 1st

As the Middle East vaccinates more of its population, various countries are reopening to international tourists. Oman will officially reopen to vaccinated international tourists in September.  From September 1st, Oman will reopen its land, air borders, and sea borders. Dr. Saif Al Abri, the Director of General Disease Control at the Ministry of Health announced …

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U.A.E Resumes Tourist Visas For Vaccinated Travelers

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its tourist visas on August 30th from all countries after 18 months of changing restrictions.  The decision will open up tourist visas from countries that the UAE previously banned. However, visitors from those countries will still need to take a negative PCR test. The United Arab Emirates previously banned …

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Oman Reopening For Tourism: Everything You Need To Know

Oman is officially reopening borders for tourism on December 10, 2020 allowing travelers from 103 countries to enter without a visa for a period of 10 days. Countries now permitted to visit for tourism include Canada, the USA, the UK, most of the EU and many more (full list below) After being closed for almost …

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Dubai: All Covid-19 Entry Requirements For Tourists

Dubai was one of the first cities in the world to fully reopen for tourism. Starting in early July, the UAE reopened borders to all nations, making Dubai one of the most accessible destinations during the pandemic.  Yes, Dubai is a city within the United Arab Emirates, but since our readers have been asking specifically …

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Turkey Goes Into Partial Lockdown – What It Means For Travelers

Turkey is seeing a number of new lockdown rules, curfews and other regulations as the nation deals with a second wave of cases throughout the country. While Turkey’s rules are not as heavy-handed as some in the area, like Greece for example that requires a text message to be sent to authorities before leaving the …

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The Middle East Reopening for Tourism: List of Countries Now Open

The Middle East, a region that usually sees more than 50 million tourists a year, has just started to reopen its borders once again.  While some countries in the Middle East are still very much locked down due to worries with the virus, there are a few that have started accepting international tourists, with a …

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Jordan Reopening for Tourism – Everything you need to know

This article is now out of date. Jordan has announced a new reopening date and entry requirements.  Please read the latest news on Jordan reopening for tourism here.  Jordan is aiming to reopen its borders on August 4, 2020 for tourism, following a press statement from Khaled Saif, Jordan’s Minister of Transportation. The original article …

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Lebanon Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

On July 1, 2020 Beirut’s Rafic Hariri international airport re-opened and Lebanon once again started accepting foreign travelers. Throughout the summer, flights coming into BEY airport were very restricted, only allowing around 10% of normal traffic flow, or just over 2000 passengers per day. Temporary Restrictions and/or Important News for Lebanon Starting April 12, 2021 …

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Cyprus Reopening To Tourists – Everything You Need To Know

Cyprus has reopened for tourism and starting accepting visitors from a list of countries in June. Here is everything you need to know before booking your trip, including which countries can go and all entry requirements. Cyprus is so keen to get its tourism industry back on track, officials are offering to cover the costs …

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