Health Ministry: Pregnant women, the elderly won’t be forced to isolate in hotels

Starting tonight at 10 p.m., Israelis entering the country will be required to self-isolate in a state-run hotel.

But the Health Ministry says exceptions will be made, allowing some to quarantine at home.

A committee will be set up at Ben Gurion Airport to debate “humanitarian” requests, says the ministry.

Those allowed to isolate at home include: the elderly, minors who were traveling alone, women in advanced stages of pregnancy, people who require special treatment, and more, says the ministry.

“All those who get an exemption from the hotel will still be required to isolate at home,” says the ministry.