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September 17, 2021
Birthright trips to resume in October without quarantines for the vaccinated
By Gabe Friedman
(JTA) — Birthright Israel is resuming its trips after a month of cancellations over Israeli COVID-19 quarantine rules, the organization announced Thursday.
Participants who have been fully vaccinated in the past six months will not have to quarantine on arrival for the trips, which will likely resume Oct. 3. However, they will still be subject to PCR and serological tests upon arrival and wait for the PCR results before beginning the trip.
That contrasts with the current policy for U.S. traveler...