Israel will ban passenger flights in and in another country from at present, the federal government has introduced.
The ban on flights will come into pressure from 22:00GMT and final till the top of January, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned in an announcement.
“Aside 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 shortly 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 beneath a 3rd nationwide lockdown since December twenty seventh.
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 fee on the planet.
With common imports of Pfizer vaccines, it has administered at the least one dose to greater than 25 per cent of its 9 million inhabitants since December nineteenth, the well being ministry mentioned.