Israel’s on again and off again quarantine hotels have been reinstated for passengers returning from the UAE or Brazil. That’s due to the South African mutation being brought into Israel from people returning from those countries.
The rule will stay in place until at least January 27th, though in the past similar rules have also been lifted early or extended, depending on the politics of the day. Passengers flying from South Africa and Zambia also have to quarantine in a hotel.
Israel may also begin to require a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the country. That follows the US which recently announced that a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to enter the country.
Last month Israel instituted and then lifted quarantine hotel requirements after political pushback. DansDeals readers have previously shared their thoughts on quarantine hotels.
Last month Israel also declared the UAE would move from green to red before cancelling that change and then cancelling green and red designations altogether.
With over a quarter of its population vaccinated, Israel plans to offer green passports to those who have recovered or been vaccinated for COVID-19. You can apply to get the ball rolling for that here.
Some 98% of people with both shots have high-level antibodies, which is truly fantastic news. Here’s hoping we can go back to normal life this year!