Emirates postpones flights to Tel Aviv until further notice

MENA

Published: 2021-11-29 13:38

Last Updated: 2022-01-23 16:06


Emirates postpones flights to Tel Aviv until further notice
Emirates postpones flights to Tel Aviv until further notice

The government-owned Emirates Airlines announced Sunday the postponement of the launch of its direct flights to Tel Aviv Airport until further notice.

The first flight was scheduled for Dec. 6.

Emirates said in a statement “The postponement comes as a result of recent changes in entry protocols issued by the Israeli government.”

“The airline is committed to launching services to Tel Aviv as soon as the situation allows, and will continue to work closely with all relevant authorities in this regard as conditions around entry evolve.”


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According to the statement, it will reintroduce counter-terrorism phone-tracking in order to contain the spread of this variant, which was first discovered in South Africa.

The Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, said in a statement that the ban will last 14 days, pending government approval.