Jerusalem, Nov 28, : Israel has banned citizens from traveling to 50 African countries in an attempt to stop the spread of Omicron Covid-19, according to the Israeli Health Ministry in a statement.Israel has added 43 countries to the list of countries that have been designated “red” in Africa, labeling seven African countries illegally.
The Ministry stated that an Israeli who attempts to Travel to any of the 50 countries will be punished with a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,569).
All Israelis returning to Israel from 50 countries, including those who have been vaccinated or recovered, must be quarantined for at least seven consecutive days.
Foreign nationals cannot Travel from 50 countries to Israel except in humanitarian cases, Xinhua reported.
One Omicron case has been confirmed in Israel.
A traveller from Malawi who was positive for the new variant was tested positive.
According to the Ministry, seven additional suspected cases are still under investigation.
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