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UK’s virus quarantine rules define Israel, Jerusalem as different areas

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Updated guidelines issued by the United Kingdom on Thursday declared that travelers from Israel will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival in the UK.

However, the guidelines differentiated between Israel and Jerusalem, though there was no difference in terms of policy.

The new rules state that the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office no longer advises against non-essential travel to Israel and Jerusalem, or requires arrivals from Israel and Jerusalem to quarantine for two weeks.

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The policy had a separate explainer, noting that the United Kingdom does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, but recognizes Israel’s de facto authority over West Jerusalem while regarding East Jerusalem as under Israeli occupation. A tour group listens to a guide at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade in Jerusalem against the backdrop of the Old City in 2018 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The Conservative Friends of Israel, a pro-Israel group in the ruling party,........

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