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Knesset panel okays NIS 5,000 fines for Israelis trying to visit banned COVID hotspots

Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, on June 30, 2021, heading for COVID-19 tests. (Nati Shohat/FLASH90)
Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, on June 30, 2021, heading for COVID-19 tests. (Nati Shohat/FLASH90)

The Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approves NIS 5,000 ($1,500) fines for those caught attempting to visit countries that Israelis are currently barred from visiting due to high levels of COVID-19 morbidity.

The countries that Israelis are currently banned from visiting are Uzbekistan, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico and Russia.

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