Israel on Sunday lifted all restrictions on the travel of its citizens to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport after the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional last week.

According to a government decision late on Saturday, there would no longer be a need to receive permission from a special committee before entering or leaving the country.

Passengers still need to show a negative coronavirus test result and to maintain social distancing.

Airport officials say they will be able to accommodate upwards of 7,000 travelers each day if a two-meter distance between people is observed.

Mark Feldman, CEO of  the Ziontours travel agency in Jerusalem, told KAN's Mark Weiss there is unprecedented demand from Israelis who want to travel again and prices have already gone up.

He said the lifting of restrictions is a welcome development.