Israeli Occupation reopens Taba border crossing with Egypt


Published: 2021-03-30 12:55

Last Updated: 2021-04-16 21:25

Source: DW/Getty Images/AFP
Source: DW/Getty Images/AFP

Tuesday, the Israeli Occupation reopened the Taba border crossing with Egypt, which had been closed since the beginning of the pandemic.

The step is the latest towards a return to normal life in the Israeli Occupation, which has vaccinated more than half of its 9.2 million people, the fastest per capita vaccination rate in the world.

From Tuesday through April 12, 300 Israeli Occupation residents will be able to cross through Taba to head to the Red Sea every day.

The traveler must have a vaccination certificate or the so-called "green pass" or a certificate of recovery from infection with the virus, in addition to a negative coronavirus test taken less than 48 hours beforehand. 

The Egyptian Sinai Peninsula is a popular vacation destination for Israeli Occupation residents, especially during the Easter holiday, which began over the weekend.