Israel to extend travel ban and quarantine rules for at least 10 more days

Israel to extend travel ban and quarantine rules for at least 10 more days
# 10 December 2021 14:44 (UTC +04:00)

Israel will extend its travel restrictions – including its entry ban on all foreign nationals – for a further ten days, in a bid to stop further cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus entering the country, APA reports citing Associated Press.

In a statement issued by Israel’s Prime Minister, Neftali Bennett, and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, the restrictions on passengers arriving at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport will run until at least 22 December.

Under the current requirements, all Israelis returning from abroad must self-quarantine until they receive confirmation of a negative coronavirus PCR test result, while those arriving from high-risk countries are required to isolate at a state-governed quarantine hotel until they receive a negative PCR test result.

The statement also said additional restrictions and incentives for vaccination may be imposed in the coming days.

Israel has so far identified at least 21 cases of the Omicron variant.

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