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Passengers returning to Israel at the Ben Gurion International airport
Photo: Moti Kimchi
Passengers returning to Israel at the Ben Gurion International airport

Israel to require isolation for travelers from UK

Government says Britain's status as a red virus country will go into effect on October 23, adding it the list of 185 other nations from which travelers are required to self-quarantine for a 14-day period

Reuters |
Published: 10.18.20 , 16:06
Israel will require incoming travelers from the United Kingdom to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival under new coronavirus guidelines, information on an Israeli government website showed on Sunday.
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  • The infection rate in the UK has risen sharply in recent weeks, prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce tighter restrictions and local lockdowns.
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    Passengers returning to Israel at the Ben Gurion International airport
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    The UK had been one of 31 "green" countries from which travelers who meet a series of special requirements could enter Israel without a mandatory quarantine period.
    The UK's status will change to "red" on Oct. 23, Israeli health ministry information showed.

     British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a mask  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a mask
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a mask
    (Photo: AP)
    The health ministry identifies some 185 other countries and localities as red, implying high infection rates. Incoming Israeli travelers are also subject to mandatory self-isolation.
    On Sunday, Israel began rolling back a second-wave lockdown that has helped reduce new cases. The country has closed its borders to most non-Israelis, with exceptions including foreign workers and Jewish yeshiva students.

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