תלמידים מנוף הגליל בבדיקת קורונה במסגרת מגן חינוך
A girl tested for coronavirus at a clinic in northern Israel
A girl tested for coronavirus at a clinic in northern Israel

Israel to allow unvaccinated presenting negative virus test to enter public amenities

Ministers also vote to lift all restrictions on public transit, incl; scrapping 75% passenger capacity limit on buses, trains; Cabinet to discuss increasing attendance at sports venues and theaters

Itamar Eichner, Asaf Zagrizak |
Published: 04.27.21 , 20:54
The government voted on Tuesday to allow children under the age of 16 and unvaccinated adults presenting a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours to enter public facilities requiring a vaccination or recovery certificate starting May 6.
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  • The decision was the latest in a series of restrictions eased by the Cabinet as Israel inches closer to normalcy following a rapid and successful inoculation rollout.
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    תלמידים מנוף הגליל בבדיקת קורונה במסגרת מגן חינוך
    תלמידים מנוף הגליל בבדיקת קורונה במסגרת מגן חינוך
    A girl tested for coronavirus at a clinic in northern Israel
    The government also voted to lift all restrictions on public transportation starting Thursday, including scrapping a 75% passenger capacity limit on buses and trains and a requirement to acquire in advance an extra entry pass for the train.
    However, some leniencies that were presented by the Health Ministry on Sunday did not go up for vote, such as increasing attendance at sports venues and theaters.
    Ministers will also debate whether to allow unvaccinated Israelis to enter various indoor facilities such as gyms and swimming pools.
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    People waiting for a bus in Ramat Gan
    (Photo: Nadav Abas)
    The Health Ministry on Tuesday demanded from the government to ban all travel to and from "dangerous" countries with high coronavirus infection rates.
    The ministry also demanded to bring back compulsory quarantine at state-run virus hotels for Israeli nationals returning from those countries, even if they have been fully vaccinated.
    The countries in question are India, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Mexico. All these countries were also included in Israel's recently issued travel warning list over very high coronavirus infection rates and the discovery of new variants which some fear might bypass vaccine protection.
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