Israel is once again showing determination in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Omicron strain. To this end, the government of the Jewish state approved on Monday, December 20, a ban on visits by Israeli citizens to the United States and nine other countries.
It is specified that on December 20 came into force a ban on visits by citizens of the Jewish state to Ireland, Spain, Norway, Finland, France, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prior to that, the list of “red” countries of the Israeli Ministry of Health has already been included 50 African states, as well as Britain and Denmark, due to the spread of the omicron strain.
In addition, all those returning to Israel from countries designated as “red” countries, including those vaccinated against covid with the third dose, must be isolated in hotels to undergo quarantine. Visiting countries on the Ministry of Health list for Israelis is only possible after obtaining permission from the Exceptional Cases Commission.