Israel to impose travel ban on Britain from Wednesday over Omicron spread – UKMALAYALEE

Israel to impose travel ban on Britain from Wednesday over Omicron spread

Sunday 12 December 2021 11:26 PM UTC

JERUSALEM Dec 13: Israel announced on Sunday it was adding Britain and Denmark to its “red” list of countries that Israelis are forbidden to visit, citing concern over the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

The travel restrictions for Britain and Denmark will go into effect on Wednesday, Sharon Alroy-Preis, Israel’s director of public health, told a news conference.

She had also announced that Belgium would be included in the ban but the Health Ministry said later it had reassessed infection rates there and decided to keep the country off the “red” list for now.

Israel has already banned the entry of foreigners to try to stem COVID-19 infection rates and has imposed three-to-seven day self-isolation orders for Israelis returning from abroad.

At the news conference Alroy-Preis cited the “significant spread of the Omicron variant” abroad in imposing the new restrictions.

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