The reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, poses for a photo in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site and the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City as part of the preparation for Israel hosting Miss Universe 2021 later this year, Nov 17, 2021. REUTERS

Israel to host Miss Universe contest despite Omicron

The country announced a day ago that it was banning foreigners from entering the country, but Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov says the event will still go ahead