Miss Universe PH Beatrice Gomez arrives in Israel before Omicron border closure

Miss Universe PH Beatrice Gomez arrives in Israel before Omicron border closure
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Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel Sunday afternoon (Manila time) just a few hours before the country closes its borders to foreign nationals due to the threat of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.

“We made it!” MUPH director of communications Voltaire Tayag in an Instagram photo with Gomez upon their arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

During their flight to Tel Aviv, Tayag said the Philippine delegation met Gomez’s fellow contestants, Nandita Banna of Singapore and Luiseth Materan of Venezuela.

Eilat, an upscale resort city in Israel, is hosting the 70th Miss Universe pageant, where Gomez will compete with at least 77 other contestants from around the world. It is not clear, however, how the ban on foreign travelers will affect the pageant.

The 70th Miss Universe pageant is set to take place on Dec. 12.

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