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Government said considering sweeping COVID restrictions on international travel

Travelers at Ben Gurion Airport on July 15, 2021. (Flash90)
Travelers at Ben Gurion Airport on July 15, 2021. (Flash90)

The government is considering imposing sweeping restrictions on international travel, given concerns over contagion from abroad, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the report, the restrictions could include the near-shuttering of Ben Gurion Airport and banning non-essential flights overseas.

The network says it is unclear if and when these far-reaching measures would be imposed, but that political leaders have ordered that plans be readied to implement them.

The report also says that the government is considering requiring all arriving travelers to fully quarantine, even those coming from destinations without high morbidity levels.

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