By Advocate Yoav Noy, Partner |

In efforts to stop the fast-spreading mutations of the COVID-19, The Israeli Government has decided today to extend the isolation obligation in a state-run motel for returnees from South Africa, Zambia, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates until February 10, 2021. The government also added arrivals from Portugal to this list of countries.

At the same time, it was decided to extend the isolation obligation in the motel for two weeks for anyone returning from any country in the world, unless he agreed to be checked upon entering the country and agreed on another inspection after 9 days until February 1st, 2021.

Currently, all passenger flights from and to Ben Gurion Airport are suspended amidst fears over the growing number of coronavirus mutations. The restrictions will apply at this stage until January 31, 2021, and may be extended. Please click here for more information.