Israel does not intend to resume flights to Ukraine in near future

Israel does not intend to resume flights to Ukraine in near future

Israel plans to resume flights to Ukraine when the COVID-19 incidence will drop to almost zero.

"I have offered your [Infrastructure] Ministry a pilot project which we implement with other countries... But we looked at your figures [incidence of COVID-19], they are far from those we need... In the near future, we do not see an opportunity to fully restore flights between our countries," Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lion said in an interview with the RBC-Ukraine.

He added that it might be necessary to return to this issue next month and look at the figures again.

In this context, the ambassador informed that the incidence rate in Israel had decreased, in particular in recent days, showing 0.1% of positive coronavirus tests. At the same time, a corresponding figure in Ukraine is now about 1.23%, and previously it was 1.48%.

“After all, if we open [flights] now, people will have to self-quarantine for two weeks [after a trip], and no tourist will want that. We will have to wait until the figures in Ukraine fall. In addition, another important factor is the number of tests you take,” the Ambassador said.

He noted that Israel had resumed flights with the countries with the same incidence: Georgia, Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Australia, New Zealand.


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