Israel restricted the entry of people from Mexico due to COVID-19

Israel restricted the entry of people from Mexico due to COVID-19

The Israeli embassy in Mexico reported through a statement the new regulation that prohibits the entry of people from the Mexican Republic to your country, which entered into force on May 3.

According to the authorities of that country, they will only be able to enter those with Israeli nationality or residence; but those who have been in Mexican territory for the last 14 days, even if you have already been vaccinated, will not be able to enter.

The reason, they reported, is because Mexico, along with six other countries, is considered a high-risk territory due to its numbers of COVID-19 infections and its variants.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and we hope that this restriction does not last long,” they wrote.

Those who have received special permits from the Israeli embassy in Mexico before the indicated date, they will be able to enter the territory without problem, although it was notified that they must be quarantined for 14 days in a facility assigned by the local government.

The other countries considered hot spots by the government of Israel are Ukraine, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa, India and Turkey.

The Republic of Mexico was listed as one of the seven countries with a red flag for infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Photo: Mario Jasso / Cuartoscuro)

The Republic of Mexico was listed as one of the seven countries with a red flag for infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

On the other hand, Israeli citizens traveling to Israel will be able to do the mandatory home quarantine.

Before traveling to Israeli lands, all passengers must present a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test with a maximum of 72 hours of emission.

Second, you must fill out and submit a inbound passenger declaration within 24 hours prior to departure for Israel. This format is available on the internet.

Finally, foreigners will need prior permission issued by the Ministry of the Interior or the Embassy, ​​depending on the reason for the trip, but at the moment it does not apply, since given the recent announcement, the permits were suspended.

Foreigners will need prior permission issued by the Ministry of the Interior or the Embassy (Photo: Edgard Garrido / Reuters)

Foreigners will need prior permission issued by the Ministry of the Interior or the Embassy.

Regarding the mandatory isolation requirements in Israel, your arrival, passengers must demonstrate that they can fully comply with all requirements so that you can isolate yourself in your home or other available accommodation.

If all insulation requirements cannot be met, passengers must provide the address of the hotel where they will isolate themselves.

The duration of mandatory isolation is 14 days; can be shortened to 10 days if two test results taken at the time intervals established in the protocol are negative.

The Republic of Mexico was listed as one of the seven countries with a red flag for infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. EFE / José Méndez

The Republic of Mexico was listed as one of the seven countries with a red flag for infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

These requirements to be met by people who come from Mexico are:

Home conditions allow them to isolate themselves or it is possible to separate completely from other family members.

Travelers commit to avoid using public transport to travel to the isolation address, although it is possible to take a taxi if you are traveling alone in the back seat with the windows open.

The Israel Police closely monitors those forced to remain in home isolation and, in the event of an offense, the Police can force relocation to accommodation. The penalty is 5,000 NIS.

If the declared insulation direction does not meet the requirements for home insulation, the doctor may force relocation to accommodation.

Finally, they reported that Those who violate the imposed restrictions or use public transportation will be fined.

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