Israel issues severe travel warning for 10 countries over COVID-19 fears

Israel issues severe travel warning for 10 countries over COVID-19 fears

The Israeli Ministry of Health on Sunday issued a severe travel warning for 10 countries, citing their high coronavirus morbidity, Xinhua reports.

The countries are Seychelles, Uruguay, Bolivia, Maldives, Nepal, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Tunisia.

Besides, starting from Monday, Israeli citizens and permanent residents will not be allowed to travel to Russia and Argentina over COVID-19 concerns.

The previously announced ban on travel covers Mexico, South Africa, Ethiopia, India, Ukraine, Turkey and Brazil.

Israeli citizens and permanent residents who want to travel to the seven destinations must apply to an exceptions committee.

Meanwhile, all passengers arriving in Israel from these countries must go into quarantine, including those vaccinated and recovered from the virus.

The ministry also suggested Israelis avoid unnecessary travel abroad. 

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