Jerusalem is listed as a separate entity from Israel in the UK’s updated list of countries to which citizens may travel without a quarantine requirement upon return.
Conservative Friends of Israel expressed outrage at the listing.
“The announcement of a travel corridor with Israel is excellent news,” the CFI said. “However, the [Foreign Office’s] decision to define Jerusalem as a territory separate from Israel is offensive and hostile.”
The group pointed out that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, and “to describe Jerusalem as anything other than an integral part of Israel is a fiction divorced from reality and the travel advaice must be immediately corrected.”
The UK, along with most of the world, with the noted exceptions of the US and Russia, among others, does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.