Ban on Travel to Israel, Gaza Strip Lifted

Filipino workers and tourists can again travel to central Israel and the Gaza Strip after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lifted travel alerts on December 14. Manila imposed the travel ban on Israel and Gaza last month after the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian group that rules over the Gaza Strip. About 41,000 Filipinos work in Israel, many as caregivers, and the ban had raised fears that they would not be allowed to return if they left.

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