Israel to end Covid-19 quarantine measures
The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced that it will end pandemic-era mandatory quarantine rules on 16 May
The decision ends all remaining Covid-19 restrictions. However, the ministry still recommends that individuals identified as Covid-19 positive should isolate at home if possible, and wear a mask if required to go outside.
The ministry also recommends that while foreign nationals are permitted to travel to Israel regardless of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery status, those who test positive should refrain from visiting the country. The government also continues to recommend that travellers take a PCR test within 10 days of arriving in Israel.
The announcement comes one week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the Covid-19 global health emergency. The WHO did however warn that while the emergency was over, the decision ‘does not mean Covid-19 is over as a global health threat’.
The US also recently ended its own Covid-19 vaccine requirements for foreign travellers in the wake of the announcement.