Israel drops red list for European travellers

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Israel plans to welcome UK travellers again this week, as well as those from other countries including Italy, Germany and Belgium, subject to approval from the government.

Nachman Ash, director general of the Health Ministry, has recommended the dropping of the red list while urging ongoing caution for those deciding to travel.

A Tweet from Israel’s Ministry of Health said all countries would be removed from the red list, adding:

“Despite the change, it should be noted in many countries around the world the morbidity situation is higher than in Israel, so it is advisable to avoid reaching these places unnecessarily as much as possible.”

Other countries which were also on the red list included Hungary, Portugal, Turkey and Switzerland.

Inbound travellers are required to present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding the flight or an antigen test less than 24 hours before departure, as well as take a PCR on landing in Israel.

Travellers who are vaccinated can leave quarantine as soon as they receive the results or after 24 hours while those without the vaccination must remain in quarantine for a week and take a second test on day seven.

Meanwhile, various media outlets are reporting France is set to ease its restrictions on travellers from the UK.

The country imposed strict restrictions from the weekend before Christmas preventing travellers from the UK from entering France unless they had an essential reason.


source : business travel news europe

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