By KELIN DILLON
The Israeli Embassy in Mexico announced on Monday, May 3, that any person who had passed through Mexico within 14 days would not be allowed to enter Israel, per a new travel mandate.
The new rules will apply to anyone without Israeli nationality or residency who has spent time in Mexico within two weeks of traveling to the Middle Eastern country, including those who have been fully vaccinated.
The embassy explained that Mexico, alongside six other countries, is designated as a high-risk country due to its high number of coronavirus cases as well as positive tests for specific, more contagious variants of the viral disease.
The restriction will not apply to those who have already been granted permission to enter Israel, though they must complete a 14-day quarantine in a government-assigned hotel.