Published on : Thursday, July 29, 2021
Israel has introduced a new plan costing USD 18 million. This would help the Covid-hit tourism sector of Israel in the best way possible, the finance and tourism Ministries said this in a joint statement recently. The programme was introduced by finance minister, Avigdor Lieberman and tourism minister, Yoel Razvozov. The program will aim to help tourism businesses that are impacted by ban on tourists to Israel due to COVID-19.
As per the plan, hotels that have endured negative phase with decline of at least 40 per cent in turnover because of travel ban will get special monetary aid in the coming months. Also, financial support will be given to the travel agents from Israel who are taking care of the inbound tourism in the country.
In addition, the plan will permit more workers from the hotel sector of Jordan and the West Bank to visit Israel. At present, Israel has stopped the entry of international tourists, except for special cases. The government has delayed the arrangement to reopen inbound tourism due to the recent quick rise in Covid-19 infections in the country.