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Yesterday, Israel’s Corona Cabinet banned entry of foreigners traveling from England to Israel. Now, the Cabinet has just decided to bar the entry of all foreigners to the country, effective immediately. This edict included those foreigners who are holding entry permits.
Chaim V’Chessed has learned that passengers who manage, for whatever reason, to board flights to Israel will be returned to their country of origin. We are already dealing with numerous travelers whi arrived today from England and South Africa, and who are being held in Ben Gurion Airport. Authorities intend to deport these passengers later today.
These same officials tell Chaim V’Chessed that they will refuse entry to any foreigners who manage to arrive on Israel’s shores. Hence, we emphatically state: FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT BOARD ANY FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL AT THIS TIME. Failure to heed this warning may result in deportation, with possible fines or sanctions, as well.
We are currently advocating that passengers currently in the air should be permitted to enter the country.
Chaim V’Chessed representatives remain in constant contact with government officials as we attempt to clarify the details of the emerging new rules. We will issue a more extensive summary of the latest rules later this afternoon.