Israel reportedly set to roll back most travel bans, but not for US

The number of countries that Israel is banning travel to and from is set to shrink considerably, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the channel’s unsourced and unverified claim, the number of countries deemed red and requiring special permission to fly to or from, will drop from 69 to 18.

However, some of the most popular destinations will remain off limits. This includes the US, France, the UK, the UAE, Turkey and Canada.

Travelers seen at Ben Gurion International Airport, on December 19, 2021. (Flash90)

Experts have increasingly questioned the sense of Israel’s travel rules given the likelihood that the Omicron variant is already inside the country’s borders.

On Saturday, 112 people entered the country carrying the virus, according to Health Ministry statistics.

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