Israel Issues Travel Advisory on High Covid Countries

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El Al plane parked at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, earlier this week. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Israel’s Health Ministry issued a travel warning concerning departures to countries with high coronavirus morbidity rates and some who have registered an outbreak of new variants, The Times of Israel said on Thursday evening.

Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated citizens should avoid travel to Turkey, India, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine and South Africa, the ministry advised.

In addition to those countries, the ministry has also recommended against unnecessary international travel.

Meanwhile, health officials reported that over 5 million Israelis have received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to the latest data.

With close to 5,000 people receiving their second shot Thursday, the total number of people to have been fully vaccinated stands at 5,003,113. The number of people who received at least one shot is 5,372,417.

With Israel’s vast vaccine campaign showing results, just 113 new coronavirus cases were recorded since yesterday, bringing the total number of cases diagnosed since the start of the pandemic to 837,668.