The travel ban on Israel is being implemented with all due speed, but there are no guarantees that it will work, said Lysol Travel Spray CEO John Simeon.
Simeon and his team of 70 travel agents have been busy working on the new regulations for months, and he is confident the new law will make travel a lot safer for travellers.
Israel is currently facing a severe influx of migrants from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, with thousands more fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere, according to the United Nations.
The country has become an important hub for the trade of goods and services from its eastern Mediterranean coast.
Simeson said that with the introduction of new regulations, the government should focus on the safety of the travelling public.
“There is a strong sense of security among the public.
This new law is the first step in a very long journey to create a safer country for everyone,” he said.
The Israeli law will apply to foreign nationals who are not citizens of Israel.
It is currently not enforced by any of the Israeli authorities, and is enforced in many ways by local police and social service agencies.
Semyon said he hoped that the new rules would make life easier for his business clients and the thousands of other foreign nationals coming to Israel.
The new rules will apply not only to foreigners, but also to Israelis, Simeons added.SIMEON said that the travel agent and hotel industry had been struggling to meet demand in the face of the travel bans.
Israel had the most stringent travel restrictions in the world, with an overall ban on all travel, flights and trains from Israel for the next six months.
Siemons said the new legislation would bring back the ban, but he said the country’s economy would also benefit from the new laws.
The company will work with Israeli authorities to create guidelines for travellers, and to ensure that the restrictions are enforced, said Simeony.
Simaon said the government had made it very clear that it was ready to help Israeli businesses survive under the new travel restrictions.
He said that in the long run, Israel could become an economic success story.
“I don’t think the restrictions will have a major effect on the economy,” he added.
“It’s just going to be a slow and incremental process.”