JERUSALEM, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli Ministry of Health on Wednesday issued a "severe" travel warning for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the concerns of COVID-19 spread.
The UAE has become one of the most popular destinations for Israeli tourists since a normalization agreement was signed between the two countries in September 2020.
On the other hand, the ministry removed the "severe" travel warning for Peru.
Besides the UAE, there are currently "severe" travel warnings from Israel to over ten countries. The ministry warned that if the situation in those countries does not improve, they could be added to the list of those countries to which Israelis are barred from traveling.
Israel has already banned travel to six countries, which are Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico and Russia.
Israeli citizens and permanent residents who want to travel to the six destinations must apply to an exceptions committee. All passengers arriving in Israel from these countries must go into quarantine, including those vaccinated and recovered from the virus.