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Government: More destinations requiring isolation to be added Sunday

Travelers stand in line to get coronavirus checks upon arriving at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, on July 1, 2021. (Nati Shohat/ Flash90)
Travelers stand in line to get coronavirus checks upon arriving at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, on July 1, 2021. (Nati Shohat/ Flash90)

The coronavirus cabinet says a new list of countries from which returning travelers — including the vaccinated and recovered — must self-isolate will be drafted on Sunday, with the rules then going into effect a week later, on August 15.

Hebrew media reports say this means that travelers from 18 countries that were added to the list earlier this week by a Knesset panel, including the US and Greece, won’t have to enter quarantine unless they return after August 15, rather than August 8, as announced earlier.

But it is unclear whether the ministry’s policies are referring to those latest additions or other countries that are set to be added to the list.

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