Israel to seal borders to Jordan, Egypt to keep virus out

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has ordered border crossings to Egypt and Jordan closed to both Israelis and foreigners to keep virus variants from entering the country.

The order goes into effect on Thursday morning at 6 a.m., through Sunday.

The Allenby Crossing, however, will remain open to allow West Bank residents to cross to and from Jordan.

Illustrative photo of the Taba border crossing between the Israel and Egypt. April 17, 2010. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

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