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Ended Covid travel restrictions to several countries including Israel, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States

The Israeli Ministry of Health recommends lifting travel bans with the United States, the United Kingdom, and six other countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mexico, Switzerland, and Turkey.

The new rules will come into force on Thursday midnight, subject to the expected approval of the Cabinet and the Knesset Law Commission.

A travel ban was issued in December to prevent people infected with the coronavirus from entering the country.

This change was recommended as the daily number of cases in Israel is skyrocketing and community infections now account for more than 95% of newly infected people.

Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has updated its green list of countries for inbound travel to the Emirates. From here, passengers can travel directly to the Emirate without quarantine on arrival.

Starting at 12:01 am on Monday, January 3, the list includes 73 to 71 countries.

The United Kingdom, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Russia and Lebanon are one of the countries removed from the green list issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Countries such as Algeria, Morocco, Seychelles and Tunisia have been added.

read: Abu Dhabi removes UK, Qatar, Russia, etc. from the green list

All travelers arriving from Greenlist destinations are exempt from compulsory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi.

The United Arab Emirates has also announced a travel ban for UAE citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 since January 10. To travel, vaccinated citizens are required to obtain an additional immune dose according to the national protocol for additional immune doses.

This announcement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) in collaboration with the National Emergency and Disaster Management Bureau (NCEMA).

read: United Arab Emirates: Unvaccinated Emiratis is banned from traveling abroad

There are exemptions made. Travel is permitted to unvaccinated citizens who are medically exempt from vaccination, humanitarian incidents, and individuals traveling for medical and therapeutic purposes.



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