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Israel toughens entry rules for arriving from Australia and Italy

Israel toughens entry rules for arriving from Australia and Italy

Israel imposes restrictive measures for those coming from Australia and Italy in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus: tourists from these countries will be denied entry to Israel and returnees from these regions, the Israelis will be required to pass a two-week quarantine
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Israel imposes restrictive measures for those coming from Australia and Italy in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus: tourists from these countries will be denied entry to Israel and returnees from these regions, the Israelis will be required to pass a two-week quarantine.

"First of all, we are tightening the entry into Israel from other countries. Today we will add Australia and Italy, if necessary, add other countries. I think that over-preparation is better than no training. Today Israel is more strict about this than any other country, and we will continue to do everything necessary to prevent the spread of the virus in Israel," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a special meeting on the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Statement Netanyahu had extended his office.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday issued an order banning the entry into Israel of all persons who are not citizens of the country and were in Japan and South Korea in the past two weeks. Last week, a similar ban was imposed on persons arriving from Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau and Singapore. Earlier in February, was discontinued flights to China and the denied entry to foreigners who have visited China.

On Saturday, the health Ministry introduced mandatory quarantine for everyone who returns from South Korea and Japan, and Israelis who had contact with a group of South Korean tourists, among them upon returning from Israel were identified with the carriers of the coronavirus. Under quarantine already got about 200 people, including 180 students from be'er Sheva in contact with a tour group.According to the Ministry of health, a group of South Korea for a week I traveled across Israel, visiting the most important tourist and religious attractions in Jerusalem, Netanya, of Kasari, Nazarite, Beersheba, Tiberias and the Dead sea.

The Israel Ministry of health on Thursday issued a warning that a violation of the quarantine in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus to returning from Asia can be a criminal offense with a sentence up to 7 years of imprisonment.