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Health Ministry mulls forcing vaccinated travelers to self-isolate

A top Health Ministry official confirms that authorities are reconsidering a waiver for vaccinated travelers from quarantine upon entering Israel.

Sharon Alroy-Preis, in a Knesset committee hearing, says the policy is under consideration.

“We see cases in which people returned from abroad and were infected after they were vaccinated, so we are reconsidering the whole issue,” she says, adding that Israel also wants to avoid the import of new mutations.

Her comment comes as the airport is closed for another week.

The arrival hall at the almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport on January 25, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
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