Israel on Monday said it would ban entry to foreigners from all countries in a bid to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus thought to be particularly contagious. Only Israeli citizens and foreigners with special permits such as diplomats will be allowed to enter the country under new rules decided by Israel’s coronavirus cabinet.
They will be required to self-isolate at home, unless they are travelling from Britain, South Africa or Denmark, in which case they must stay in specially designated quarantine hotels. The Cabinet said from Wednesday at 2 p.m , all Israeli incoming travellers will be required to quarantine for 10 to 14 days in the hotels. The new regulations will initially apply for 10 days, with the possibility of extension.