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Canada Variant Omicron: Israel prohibits access to its territory to foreigners

16:20  28 november  2021
16:20  28 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Des avions sur le tarmac de l'aéroport Ben Gourion de Tel Aviv le 28 novembre 2021. © AFP - Ahmad Gharabli planes on the tarmac of the airport Ben Gurion of Tel Aviv on November 28, 2021.

to try to counter the propagation of the new Variant OICRON, Israel employs the major means by prohibiting access to its territory to all foreigners and by imposing a series of restrictions that will come into effect this Sunday at midnight and for 14 days.

with our correspondent to Tel Aviv, Christian Brunel

The Government of Naftali Bennet applies the precautionary principle to the letter. Although relatively little affected by time by the Omicron variant with only seven identified infections.

The authorities re-regulated drastic measures to establish a border sanitary cord. Foreigners can no longer come to Israel for a period of at least two weeks.

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Israelis are not spared: it is forbidden to go to 80 African states. About three days and two tests are imposed for those who enter other countries, including those who had a third dose of vaccine.

The Shin Beth, the Inner Security Service, received again permission to engage in digital tracing from the telephones of people infected with the South African virus to regain the trace of all those who were in contact with them. This practice had been abandoned last year as a result of complaints about the violation of privacy.

For the authorities, all this device must remain in place until mid-December, the time to collect enough data to determine whether existing vaccines help to avoid serious cases and deaths due to the new Omicron variant.

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