After suffering a massive third wave of the pandemic, Israel carried out the world’s fastest vaccination drive and over half of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This positive sign has eased out the pandemic and has lifted up the public mask mandate. Considering this, all primary and secondary school grades returned to classrooms on Sunday, however, students are still required to wear masks indoors for safety precautions but are allowed to take them off during eating, gym class, or in between classes. It also plans to reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists starting in May.