Indonesia no longer issuing visas to Israeli nationals

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Published: 2018-05-23 13:54

Last Updated: 2018-05-23 14:49


The decision comes after the recent violent clashes between the Israeli army and Gazans. (Indonesian-visa.jpg)
The decision comes after the recent violent clashes between the Israeli army and Gazans. (Indonesian-visa.jpg)
Roya News Source

Indonesia is no longer issuing tourist visas for Israeli nationals, Emmanuel Nahshon, Spokesperson for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Tuesday.

Nahshon said that Israel is currently working on reversing Indonesia’s decision.

The decision comes after the recent violent clashes between the Israeli army and Gazans, in which 63 Palestinians died and thousands more were injured.

Last week, Indonesia vehemently condemned Israel’s actions on the Gaza-Israeli border, following efforts by the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce to promote tourist visas for Israelis in the country.

The two countries do not have diplomatic relations with each other, however, they maintain economic ties, and Israelis were able to visit the country using temporary tourist visas and work visas.