Israel will reopen its borders to groups of vaccinated tourists in May.
It will be the first time the country has opened its borders to foreigners for more than a year.
Israel has rapidly vaccinated a significant proportion of its population against Covid-19, allowing it to quickly progress efforts to restore normality.
Minister of tourism, Orit Farkash-Hacohen, and minister of health, Yuli Edelstein, on Tuesday (13 April) confirmed a framework had now been developed to allow vaccinated groups of foreign tourists to visit the country.
Limited numbers will be permitted from 23 May, with volumes due to increase based on the health situation in the country and the tourism resumption programme.
All visitors will be required to return a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 before flying to Israel, and will have to undergo a serological test to prove their vaccination status upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport.
Discussions, meanwhile are ongoing with various source markets to reach agreements for vaccine certification validation, which would remove the need for serological testing.
Further details of the reopening programme will follow "in the coming days".
Farkash-Hacohen said: "It is time Israel’s unique advantage as a safe and healthy country starts to assist it in recovering from the economic crisis.
"Only opening the skies for international tourism will truly revive the tourism industry, including restaurants, hotels, sites, tour guides, buses and others looking to work and provide for their families.
"I will continue to work for the full opening of tourism to Israel, which will greatly assist the Israeli economy and create workplaces for many Israelis."
Sharon Bershadsky, director of the Israel Tourist Office in the UK, added: “After a long, forced break, we are delighted to take the first step in opening our borders to international visitors.
"From the beautiful coast of Tel Aviv, the rich history of Jerusalem, the wonder of the Dead Sea, the ample outdoor travel opportunities and the superb culinary scene, there are numerous reasons for travellers to visit our country.
"We look forward to welcoming all visitors to Israel as soon as it is safe to do so."