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EU said set to advise restricting travel from Israel over COVID concerns

Departing travelers at Ben Gurion Airport on August 5, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Departing travelers at Ben Gurion Airport on August 5, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

A pair of diplomats have told Reuters that the European Council will remove Israel from a list of “epidemiologically safe countries” due to rising COVID-19 infections in the Jewish state, with EU member states advised to reimpose travel restrictions on Israelis.

The move is expected to be announced tomorrow, according to the news agency, which says Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, North Macedonia and the United States are also expected to be removed from the list.

EU members are not legally required to enforce testing and quarantine requirements in accordance with list.

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