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Report: Israel will cancel ‘red’ country list today, lifting travel ban on US, UK

Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, December 22, 2021. (Flash90)
Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport, December 22, 2021. (Flash90)

Israel will later today cancel the list of high-infection “red” countries to which Israelis are barred from flying and from which foreigners cannot travel to the country, according to an unsourced report by Channel 13 news.

The list was compiled to slow the arrival of the Omicron strain in Israel, but due to the country’s major Omicron outbreak, officials view the travel bans as obsolete.

The list has already been dramatically shortened, but it currently still includes key destinations such as the United States, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Switzerland.

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