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Israel considers Mexico high-risk for coronavirus banning travelers

Mexico City, Mexico — Israel says that travelers arriving from Mexico will not be allowed to enter the country. The Israeli Embassy in Mexico reported that as of Monday, the country will ban all travelers arriving from Mexico due to coronavirus spikes.

While the new ban includes countries other than Mexico, the embassy says Mexico is considered a high-risk country, and therefore, will temporarily ban its travelers and no longer issue visas.

“The reason is because Mexico, along with six other countries, is considered a high-risk country due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants,” said the Israeli Embassy in Mexico.

Israeli nationals and residents visiting Mexico will be permitted to reenter as long as they are vaccinated.

Foreign travelers who already have a valid visa issued by the embassy will be able to enter, however, the embassy says “those travelers will have to be quarantined for 14 days in a government facility.”

Returning Israeli citizens will have the opportunity to conduct home quarantine.