Israel eases isolation hotel requirement for incoming travelers, reopens parks (Source timesofisrael.com)
Israel is easing its requirement for all arrivals from overseas to quarantine for 14 days at state-overseen isolation hotels, and instead will allow returning Israelis and others whose lives are centered in Israel to self-quarantine if they can do so. An entry ban on nationals from other countries whose homes are not in Israel remains in force, as the country keeps up its battle against COVID-19. The cabinet also eased some Ramadan lockdown restrictions and reopened parks and nature reserves. The steps came as the containment measures introduced to stem the outbreak have successfully brought the number of daily cases down to dozens. Currently Israel bars almost all foreigners from entering the country and returning Israelis must quarantine for two weeks. Under the new rules, those who can prove that they have a place to self-quarantine — like an empty apartment or completely separate living area from other residents in the home — will be allowed to do so there.