Israel set to quarantine all arrivals to country in army-run hotels

In less than an hour, all Israelis returning to the country will be forced to quarantine in military-run hotels under government order.

Exceptions will be made for the elderly, pregnant women, children traveling alone and others.

The arriving citizens will be compelled to stay at the facilities for 10 days on condition they are tested twice for the coronavirus, or 14 days, if they aren’t tested.

Foreigners are banned from entering the country.

The measures are aimed at preventing the British variant of the virus from spreading in Israel.

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