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Israel to lift travel ban to Mexico

21 Sep 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Israel will lift the travel ban to Mexico on September 27 due to an ease of COVID-19 infections in the North American country, the Israeli Ministry of Health said in a statement on Monday.

The existing ban on Israelis flying to Brazil, Bulgaria and Turkey will remain valid, the ministry added.

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

Meanwhile, arrivals in Israel from the three countries are required to enter a seven-day home quarantine, including the vaccinated and recovered travelers.

Those arrivals from all other countries only enter a quarantine of 24 hours at most, until a negative result of COVID-19 test is obtained.

An existing travel warning issued by Israel to most countries will not change in the meantime, according to the ministry.

The warning excludes ten countries with low COVID-19 morbidity, which are China, Austria, Uruguay, Bahrain, Gabon, New Zealand, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Cyprus.

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