Israel will ban passenger flights in and in a foreign country from right now, the federal government has introduced.
The ban on flights will come into drive from 22:00GMT and final till the tip of January, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned in a press release.
“Apart from uncommon exceptions, we’re closing the sky hermetically to stop the entry of the virus variants and likewise to make sure that we progress rapidly with our vaccination marketing campaign,” he added.
Israeli borders have largely been closed to foreigners in the course of the pandemic, with solely passport holders allowed entry.
The nation has been underneath a 3rd nationwide lockdown since December 27th.
Nevertheless, Israel expanded its speedy vaccination drive on Sunday to incorporate late teenagers in what the federal government described as an effort to allow upcoming exams.
Israel has the quickest vaccine distribution price on this planet.
With common imports of Pfizer vaccines, it has administered no less than one dose to greater than 25 per cent of its 9 million inhabitants since December 19th, the well being ministry mentioned.