Israel is reportedly set to end its mandate for passengers to wear masks aboard international flights.
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz is seeking to end the requirement for in-flight COVID masks in the near future, following in the footsteps of the European Union, Channel 12 news reported Thursday evening.
Israel lifted its indoor mask mandate on April 24, leaving the requirement for face coverings extant only in hospitals, old age homes and aboard planes.
Scrapping in-board masking would lift one of the few remaining COVID restrictions still in place in Israel. But flights from Tel Aviv to certain destinations could still require face masks, depending on other international regulations.
Beginning May 20, passengers who land at Ben Gurion Airport will no longer be required to undergo a COVID PCR test before exiting the airport. Israelis who fly to Israel have not had to submit any test before boarding for several months
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