Israel has announced that the country will start welcoming vaccinated groups of international travellers from May 23..This will be implemented through a phased approach initially. The country had shut its borders for more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictions..Before making plans to visit Jerusalem, make sure you've received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The series of phases and guidelines will be outlined and released soon..The first phase, a pilot programme which will be launched on May 23, will allow a select number of tour groups. Based on the success of the programme, they will then increase the number of groups..READ Tahiti and Bora Bora to Open Borders for Tourists from May 1.Individual travellers will be welcomed in a later phase..All visitors will have to take a PCR test before boarding their flight, and a serological test to prove their vaccination upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. .Later, they may settle for a vaccine certificate instead of the serological test.