Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron

Published November 28, 2021, 2:33 PM

by Agence-France-Presse

JERUSALEM– Israel is to close its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, authorities said.

“The entry of foreign nationals into Israel is banned except for cases approved by a special committee,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement, adding that the measure would take effect on Sunday evening.

 
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