Israel’s health minister Yuli Edelstein announced the reopening of Eilat’s tourism sector. Despite the pandemic, the Middle Eastern country welcomes tourists to Eilat, according to IsraelNationalNews.
Israeli top health official has toured Eilat this morning, marking the reopening of the city’s tourism sector. In his efforts to develop the government’s new “tourism islands” program, Eilat announced as the safe place for tourists.
In accordance with the strict health protocol, the touristic city allows hospitals and restaurants to operate in pre-approved areas, said the health minister.“This is a great development for the residents of Eilat, and also for every citizen of Israel. Finally, they can take a vacation inside of Israel,” Edelstein said.
Prior to reopening Eilat, Israel has finished the massive logistical work. Thanks to those speedy preparations, not just people coming to stay at hotels, but also everyone travelling to Eilat who doesn’t have an exemption needs to have a valid coronavirus exam, said Edelstein.
Last week, the Israeli Parliament approved the ‘Tourism Islands’ law, empowering the government to declare Eilat and the Dead Sea area as “tourism islands”.