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Israel has banned its citizens from travelling to SA – and halted a vaccinated-tourists plan

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  • Israel’s strict new travel rules prohibit citizens from travelling to South Africa and require returning residents to quarantine for two weeks.
  • This is despite Israel being one of the leaders in the global vaccination race, and recording its lowest level of positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
  • The new restrictions have also postponed Israel’s tourism programme, which was due to welcome vaccinated visitors into the country towards the end of May.
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Israel has tightened its international travel regulations, which now prevent citizens from visiting South Africa and require returning residents to quarantine for up to two-weeks.

The new restrictions came into effect on Monday, just days before country’s flag carrier El Al Airlines was scheduled to resume flights to South Africa.

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