Israel shuts Ben Gurion Airport, halts all passenger trips

Israel will make exemptions just for freight trips, emergency situation airplane and airplanes crossing Israeli airspace without landing

Israeli government authorities introduced that Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport will be closed for guest flights and also personal jets from January 26 to 31.

This is one more action taken by the authorities of the Jewish state to fight the spread of coronavirus infection as well as “stop the importation of brand-new anomalies of the coronavirus as well as the spread of a possible Israeli pressure that is unsusceptible to existing vaccines”.

“The government has authorized the proposition of the Prime Minister, the Priest of Health and wellness as well as the Priest of Transportation to stop trips to and from Israel. The decision will take effect at twelve o’clock at night from Monday to Tuesday and also will certainly stand up until January 31, 2021,” the Head of state’s Office stated press service of the Israeli Ministry of Health.

The 3rd complete lockdown in Israel, introduced on January 8 for 2 weeks, has been prolonged till January 31. People are forbidden to relocate greater than a kilometer from their homes and also gather in groups of greater than 5 individuals in areas as well as more than 10 people in the roads. All home entertainment venues are shut, cafes and also dining establishments function just with residence distribution.

“We are shutting the nation hermetically. Simply this week of the closing of the sky, we will certainly inoculate another million Israelis,” stated Israeli Head of state Benjamin Netanyahu at a federal government meeting.