Coronavirus: Israel soon to welcome tourists even as it battles one of world’s highest infection rates

Israel says it will soon reopen its gates to foreign tour groups – even as it battles one of the world’s highest rates of coronavirus infections.The country’s tourism ministry on Sunday said it will begin allowing organised tour groups into the country from September 19.Tourists will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, present a negative PCR test before their flight and undergo both PCR and serological testing upon arrival. Visitors would have to quarantine in their hotels until the…