Missouri Gov. Mike Parson again canceled a trade-mission trip to Israel because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Parson’s office said on Monday that the planned trip to Israel and Greece was postponed because of related travel restrictions, reported the AP. This came after Israel decided to close its borders because of the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

His original trip was scheduled for March 2020 but was canceled due to the pandemic.

Israel and Greece remain important trade partners for Missouri with $54 million in exports to Israel and more than $12 million to Greece in 2020.

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