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    Maldives suspends all relations with Israel, boycotts all products – 5Pillars

    Male, capital of Maldives The Maldives have suspended all relations with Israel – including a ban on all Israeli products – because of the “atrocities committed against the people of Palestine.” Last week President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said via Twitter that the people of Maldives “stand in solidarity with Palestine.” The spokesperson to the President, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez, added that the stance of Maldives was clear. “We stand against injustice and in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle to secure their inalienable right to statehood,” Mabrook said. He further said all relations between Maldives and Israel were now suspended, including the import of Israeli products. Importing most Israeli products have been…

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    Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening

    The post Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Israel Ministry of Tourism has prepared a work plan for bringing back tourists in the middle of 2021. The plan includes adaptation to the corona era in all areas covered by the ministry’s activities – marketing, infrastructure and the tourist experience. The year 2020, which began with optimism for another record-breaking year for incoming tourist arrivals to Israel and a continuation of the momentum of record highs in recent years, ended with the skies closed and a ban on incoming tourists, for the first time in Israel. This year, about 850,000 tourists…

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    Israel suspends all international flights

    The post Israel suspends all international flights appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Israel has banned passenger flights in and out of the country, the government has announced. The ban on flights came into force from 25 January night and last until the end of January, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “Other than rare exceptions, we are closing the sky hermetically to prevent the entry of the virus variants and also to ensure that we progress quickly with our vaccination campaign,” he added. Israeli borders have largely been closed to foreigners during the pandemic, with only passport holders allowed entry. The country has been…

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    Israel and Cyprus ink travel pact for vaccinated citizens

    The post Israel and Cyprus ink travel pact for vaccinated citizens appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. According to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without limitations, once passenger flights resume. The ‘green pass’ agreed between the two nations will allow the renewal of flights between Israel and Cyprus, Rivlin said in a statement after meeting his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades. Israel had earlier last week reached a similar agreement with Greece, as the Mediterranean nations seek to revive tourism industries battered by the pandemic. Rivlin’s spokesman Jonathan Cummings…

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    Israel slowly reopens as more people vaccinated

    The post Israel slowly reopens as more people vaccinated appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With around 4.3 million people vaccinated in Israel at the time of writing, the eyes of the world are focused on Israel’s reopening as it slowly exits lockdown. As Israelis return to cultural events, mall shopping, museums and gyms, the domestic tourism sector is slowly reopening, with rural accommodation (zimmers) now joined by hotels, under coronavirus restrictions and guidelines. The exit plan is based on the Purple Badge and the Green Badge outline. Entry to hotels, cultural and sports events, gyms and studios, swimming pools and places of worship is allowed only…