Israel bans travel to India and six other countries amid Covid outbreak
Israel on Friday banned its citizens from traveling to India, Ukraine, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, Turkey and Mexico due to high rates of Covid infection.
Israel on Friday banned its citizens from traveling to India amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. (Photo: AP) (Representative image)
Israel has banned its citizens from traveling to India and six other countries, citing high rates of Covid infection.
In a joint press release issued Friday by the Israeli Prime Minister‘s Office and the Ministry of Health, it was stated that Israelis would not be allowed to travel to Ukraine, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, in India, Mexico and Turkey.
These regulations will come into effect on May 3 and will remain in effect until May 16.
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Non-Israelis, however, will be able to travel to these countries, provided they plan to reside there permanently, the press release said.
The regulation will not apply to those who remain at airports in transit through one of these countries for a period of up to 12 hours while awaiting a connecting flight.
The Israeli government has also authorized its ministers of health and interior to appoint representatives to head an appeal committee and the panel responsible for examining individual cases.
Quarantine on return
Meanwhile, the health ministry has proposed that those returning from the seven countries enter a mandatory two-week quarantine, even if they have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, local media said.
Those who have received two negative test reports for Covid-19 will need to be quarantined for 10 days, they said.
These additional restrictions are also expected to come into effect on May 3, but are subject to approval by the Knesset Arrangements Committee (Israel’s parliament).
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