Emirates Airlines has announced the postponement of the launch of its direct flights, scheduled for December 6, to Tel Aviv airport until further notice.
Emirates Airlines said the delay is due to recent changes in Israeli entry protocols.
The company has stated its commitment to launch its services in Tel Aviv as soon as the situation allows, according to Reuters.
The Israeli authorities have announced that from Sunday evening they will prevent the entry of foreign citizens, in the hope of slowing the spread of the new mutant of the Corona virus “Omicron”, of which a case has been confirmed in the country.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said in a statement: “The entry of foreign citizens in Israel is banned, except in cases approved by a special committee “, explaining that the measure will enter in force Sunday evening.
Israel is the first to completely close its borders since the announcement of the discovery of the mutated Corona virus “Omicron”.
Fears of widespread diffusion of the “Omicron” mutant have prompted several countries in around the world to suspend flights from southern African countries, as this new Corona virus mutant has been detected, which the World Health Organization considers “alarming”.
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