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Health Ministry said planning to expand list of ‘high risk’ travel destinations

Travelers seen in the departure hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport, on July 19, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Travelers seen in the departure hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport, on July 19, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

The Health Ministry is planning to recommend the government expand the list of “high risk” countries from which travelers to Israel are allowed entry but required to quarantine for seven days, the Ynet newsite reports.

The list currently includes the UAE, Uganda, Seychelles, Guatemala, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Liberia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Fiji, Panama, Paraguay, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cambodia and Kenya.

Additionally, there are 14 countries from which travel to Israel — even for fully vaccinated Israelis — is banned: UK, Spain, Turkey, Russia, India, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Cyprus.

A meeting of the ministerial committee tasked with leading the government’s COVID-19 pandemic response will convene tomorrow amid the continued rise in morbidity rates.

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