International Travel Update: In a piece of good news for the international travellers, Israel will lift the Covid-related travel ban on 55 countries, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.Also Read – India Launches Air Travel Bubble With Saudi Arabia, Flights to Begin From New Year
The move, subject to the approval of the cabinet and a parliamentary committee, will take effect on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying. Also Read – 7 Omicron Symptoms in Fully Vaccinated People That You Should Watch Out For
Countries to be Removed From The Ban List
Most African countries will be released from the ban list, as well as some European countries, including Germany, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Finland and Norway, it added. Also Read – International Flights: Etihad Airways Issues Fresh Guidelines For Passengers Flying to UAE For New Year
However, Mexico will be added to the list and labelled “red”, joining the United Arab Emirates, the US, Ethiopia, the UK, South Africa, Hungary, Tanzania, Nigeria, Spain, Portugal, France, Canada, Switzerland and Turkey.
Israelis returning from the banned countries, including the vaccinated and recovered ones, must enter quarantine for at least seven days.