Following criticism, Israel nixes forced hotel quarantine for travelers

After criticism, chaos and protests, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announces that Israelis returning from abroad will no longer have to quarantine in specially designated hotels.

The government had announced the controversial measure in light of the outbreak of more infectious coronavirus strains.

In a tweet, Edelstein says any traveler must immediately take a virus test upon their arrival and quarantine at home for 14 days, which could be reduced to 10 days if they undergo a second test after nine days.