Israel reinstates PCR tests at Ben-Gurion Airport

Travellers seen at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, on August 21, 2022. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ?????? ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ??????

Travelers returning from abroad can be tested for COVID at the government’s expense. Testing is voluntary, for now.

 Starting on Wednesday, Ben-Gurion International Airport will reinstate a service that most travelers probably didn’t miss—PCR testing for people entering Israel.

The tests are being funded by the government and are voluntary, at least for now. The purpose of the program is to make PCR testing easily accessible for people entering the country ahead of winter, when COVID numbers are projected to spike.

In the first phase of the new rollout, testing will be carried out from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Later, testing will be available around the clock. Travelers who want to be tested can avail themselves of the service in the G zone of the arrivals hall after collecting their baggage.

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Once incoming flights land, passengers will receive text messages from the Health Ministry encouraging them to be tested before leaving the airport.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

Source: JNS


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