Israel issues a travel warning to its citizens against South Africa

Israel issues a travel warning to its citizens against South Africa

- Israel has joined other countries in urging its citizens to be careful when visiting South Africa

- The high levels of crime in Mzansi has prompted Israel to caution those who plan to head to Mzansi soil

- This comes after an Israeli woman was gang-raped and robbed in late 2019

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South Africa's crime and violence issues have resulted in another country advising its citizens against visiting.

Israel has joined countries such as America and a number of EU members and issued travel warnings to those who plan to head to SA.

On New Year's Day, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in its warning that SA has a high level of crime, IOL News reported.

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The ministry describes SA as a country that battles violent crime with women being at higher risk.

This follows after a woman from Israel was robbed and gang-raped while she was on holiday in Mpumalanga in September.

Briefly.co.za gathered that part of the Ministry's warning read as follows:

"Violent crimes are common, and target tourists. The majority of criminal episodes are concentrated in townships and homeless areas, including commercial areas, especially in the evenings and after dark."

Furthermore, Isreali citizens are urged to avoid using public transport and carrying a lot of money with them while in SA.

They also warned women to not walk alone at all.

Such a warning could damage the ties between South Africa and Israel, and affect not only tourism, but trade as well.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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