PM’s Team to Recommend All International Travelers Isolate

N12 news revealed that the team that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett put together from the Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry, and the Airport Authority is expected to recommend that travelers returning from all countries be required to isolate when they return to the country regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

The period of isolation may be shortened from 7 days to 5 days as a compromise.

Source: N12

From Times of Israel: Israel is likely to soon impose mandatory quarantine on all travelers — including the vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19 — entering the country, aiming to stem the resurgence of the coronavirus, according to television reports Monday evening.

The development came as more than 900 cases were diagnosed in the country as of Monday at 6 p.m., and as authorities urged Israelis to avoid unnecessary international travel due to rising global COVID-19 cases, but said the government was not currently weighing closing the country’s borders again.

The Health Ministry is expected to recommend a self-isolation period of between four and seven days to the coronavirus cabinet during a Tuesday meeting, and ministers are expected to approve such a move, the Kan public broadcaster and channels 12 and 13 reported.

Currently, the vaccinated and recovered only need to enter quarantine if they have returned from a location designated high-risk by the Health Ministry. But Channel 12 said officials believe virus carriers have also been entering the country from supposedly low-risk countries.

Kan reported that the ministry could also recommend significantly increasing the number of countries to and from which Israelis are barred from traveling. CLICK on here to read more.

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