Late in the evening of December 9, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz decided to extend the restrictions at Ben Gurion Airport.
They extended by 10 days, until midnight, December 12.
“Mandatory self-isolation for those returning to Israel, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be extended by order of the Director General of the Ministry of Health, subject to the approval of the Knesset Health Commission”, “ ; said the press service of the office of the head of government.
According to the Ministry of Health, in particular, the need for mandatory quarantine for those returning from countries that are included in the list of “ red '' states due to the high incidence of coronavirus and the Omicron strain, will be submitted to the government for approval.
These measures will take effect immediately after the approval of the Knesset Legislative Commission.
“In the coming days the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health will discuss the introduction of additional restrictions and incentives for vaccination “,” added in the press service.
As previously reported, during the discussion, Bennett raised the issue of the possibility of imposing restrictions on unvaccinated citizens. The head of the Ministry of Health spoke out against.