ניצן הורוביץ וראש הממשלה נפתלי בנט במתחם חיסונים בחולון
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
Photo: Reuters
A pop-up coronavirus testing facility in northern Israel

Israel cuts COVID quarantine time in half

Israelis required to isolate will be able to exit after seven days following a negative PCR test; ahead of coronavirus cabinet meeting, health officials urge government to condition entry to events with over 100 people on guests presenting Green Pass or negative virus test

Itamar Eichner |
Updated: 07.13.21, 21:08
The coronavirus cabinet on Tuesday cut the isolation period for travelers returning from abroad or those exposed to confirmed coronavirus carriers from 14 to seven days.
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    A pop-up coronavirus testing facility in northern Israel
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    Israelis who were ordered to enter isolation will be able to do so after seven days with a negative PCR test. Those who break quarantine face a fine of up to NIS 5,000.
    The coronavirus cabinet convened on Tuesday evening to discuss the reintroduction of further measures meant to curb the spread of the pathogen.
    The Health Ministry recommended to the cabinet that entry to events held in confined spaces and attended by more than 100 people, be conditioned on guests presenting either a negative coronavirus test or a vaccination certificate.
    During a meeting attended by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett earlier, health officials and government representatives discussed the possibility of conducting rapid testing for COVID at summer camps and nursing homes.
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    ניצן הורוביץ וראש הממשלה נפתלי בנט במתחם חיסונים בחולון
    ניצן הורוביץ וראש הממשלה נפתלי בנט במתחם חיסונים בחולון
    Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
    (Photo: Reuters)
    No agreement was achieved on the issue, which is set to be brought up again at the coronavirus cabinet meeting.
    On Friday, the restrictions voted on by the coronavirus cabinet at its previous meeting concerning travelers from abroad will officially take effect.
    The restrictions include mandatory isolation of all travelers arriving in Israel, including those who've been vaccinated, until a negative coronavirus test result is received.
    First published: 21:01, 07.13.21
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