Israelli Authorities has announced a one week ban on all incoming and outgoing flights in the country in order to curb the spread of new Covid-19 variants.
The ban will kick off on Monday at midnight and remain in effect until Sunday, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.
“Exemptions on request “for humanitarian or personal needs”, would be issued by a panel of health advisory.
Isreal is currently in its third national coronavirus lockdown, which kicked off late December and would last till ending of the month due to a surge in Covid-19 deaths.
“We’re closing the skies hermetically, except for rare exceptions, to prevent the entry of virus mutations, and to ensure that we make swift progress with our vaccination campaign,” Isreali prime minister said during his cabinet meeting.