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Tighter quarantine rules introduced to stem Omicron to be extended by a week — TV

Arriving travelers walk to the COVID-19 testing area at Ben Gurion International Airport, on November 28, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Arriving travelers walk to the COVID-19 testing area at Ben Gurion International Airport, on November 28, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Tighter quarantine rules introduced to stem the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant will be extended seven days beyond their current expiry date at the start of next week, Channel 12 news reports.

Under the new rules, all Israelis entering the country, including those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, must take a PCR test at Ben Gurion Airport when they arrive and then immediately go into home quarantine.

In addition to tightening the quarantine rules, Israel also closed its borders to non-citizens at the start of the month. The Channel 12 report did not indicate whether the entry ban would be lifted or extended.

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