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Israel imposes travel bans on Britain and Denmark, health officials say

FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives at the terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport
FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives at the terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport before Israel banned international flights from midnight Monday, January 25, until the end of January, to prevent the spread of the disease. coronavirus (COVID-19) and new strains of coronavirus, in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel January 25, 2021. REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun / File Photo

December 12, 2021

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it had added Britain and Denmark to its “red” list of countries that Israelis are barred from visiting, citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus variant. Omicron.

Sharon Alroy-Preis, Israel’s director of public health, said at a press conference that will take effect on Wednesday.

She also announced that Belgium would be put on the ban list, but the Ministry of Health said it then reassessed the infection rate there and decided to take the country off the “red” list now. hour.

Israel has banned foreigners from entering to try to stem the rate of COVID-19 infection and has imposed a three- to seven-day self-isolation order on Israelis returning from abroad.

At the press conference, Alroy-Preis cited the “significant spread of the Omicron variant” abroad when imposing the new restrictions.

About 50 countries, mainly in Africa, have been declared “red” by Israel since the discovery of the highly contagious variant.

Health officials say there have been 55 confirmed cases of Omicron in Israel, which is trying to speed up a vaccination program while also considering stricter enforcement of mask regulations.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller Editing by William Maclean and Frances Kerry)

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