From Wednesday, 10 p.m.: Returning Israelis will be forced to isolate in hotels

Ministers approve new regulations, effective from Wednesday at 10 p.m., banning foreigners from the country and forcing all returning citizens to self-isolate in state-run hotels.

The coronavirus cabinet earlier today drew up the plans, which are aimed at preventing the British variant of the coronavirus from spreading to Israel.

Passengers at the Ben Gurion Airport departure hall on December 14, 2020. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)