Israel declines entry for 56 passengers traveling from Italy

Amir Alon |
Published: 02.27.20 , 14:24
Israel declined on Thursday the entry of 56 passengers traveling from Italy.
Population and Immigration Authority inspectors refused to let 25 passengers arriving by plane from Bergamo, Italy to enter the country - 19 of them are Italian citizens and the rest hail from other countries.
Israeli passengers departing the plane were awaiting instructions from the Health Ministry.
The plane will fly back to Bergamo with the passengers who were declined entrance and another 119 passengers on board.
Immigration inspectors also declined the entry of 23 passengers who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on an EasyJet flight from Venice and another 9 passengers on an Alitalia flight from Milan.