Cyprus agrees to allow in vaccinated Israeli tourists


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Cyprus agrees to allow in vaccinated Israeli tourists
"When the world is in upheaval because of corona, the warm relations between our two countries are more important than ever," said Anastasiades.
FEBRUARY 14, 2021

Cyprus has joined Greece in allowing Israelis with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter the country without a mandatory quarantine period. The agreement was signed during the visit of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides to Jerusalem on Sunday. The agreement for Cyprus to recognize Israel’s vaccination certificate and vice versa is expected to go into effect “right in the next few weeks, but it will open not far away,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following his meeting with Anastasiades. “Cypriot tourists in Israel. Israeli tourists in Cyprus,” he said. Netanyahu and Anastasiades also discussed cooperation on medical issues, which the prime minister said have “developed over the years. But the joint battle against the coronavirus pandemic breathed new air into this important cooperation.” Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi hailed the agreement between Israel and Cyprus to open their borders to people vaccinated against COVID-19.