Three more countries scrap COVID entry rules

By Linsey McNeill
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Israel, Austria and Vietnam have become the latest countries to announce an end to COVID entry restrictions as Spain continues to ban adults who haven’t been vaccinated.

Passengers arriving in Austria no longer need to prove they’re vaccinated or recently recovered, and they no longer need to take a negative COVID test.

Vietnam has also dropped the requirement for a negative COVID test.

However, travellers to Vietnam must wear a mask and follow handwashing and other COVID requirements, said the Foreign Office.

It also warned that airlines and transit points may stipulate additional requirements for travel to Vietnam.

Israel will drop all COVID-related entry restrictions from Saturday. Arrivals will no longer need to prove they’re vaccinated, recently recovered or have tested negative for the virus from 21 May.

“This is the news we have been waiting for, for over two years,” said Sharon Bershadsky, Director of the Israel tourist office in London.

“It has been our highest priority to make the process of entering Israel the easiest it can be whilst responsibly looking after our passengers’ health and safety.

“With Israel joining many other countries in dropping all Covid restrictions, I am hopeful that the travel industry has now reached a crucial milestone in this post-pandemic world,” she added.

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