Business Traveller (Middle East)



ISRAEL IS NOW OPEN to all travellers residing in the UAE, the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced last month.

All vaccinated and unvaccinat­ed tourists of all ages are permitted to enter Israel upon presenting a negative PCR test before departure and after arriving in Israel. The announceme­nt follows a recent agreement between the UAE and Israel extending visa-free entry to all UAE nationals as part of the ongoing strategic partnershi­p between both countries.

Air connectivi­ty between the UAE and Israel is ramping up: flydubai operates 14 flights a week, twice a day, between Dubai and

Tel Aviv-Yafo and both Etihad Airways and Wizz Air offer direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv-Yafo. Travellers can also opt for Israeli airlines like El-AL, Israir, Arkia Airlines for direct connectivi­ty between both destinatio­ns.

Emirates has confirmed that it will be commencing daily services to Tel Aviv from June 23, operating a three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route from Dubai.

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