There are exceptions, including returning married students, people attending the wedding of a sibling, child, or grandchild, and people attending a funeral of an immediate relative.
Students going to study in Israel for the year are still hoping to get an exception.
Returning Israelis and foreigners who qualify for an exception to enter Israel must continue to go into home quarantine for 14 days, though if you are attending a funeral you can request permission to enter the country for 48 hours without quarantine.
Israel plans to reopen to foreigners in phases, with citizens from countries with low morbidity to be allowed in first. But the date when the reopening will happen has been pushed back several times and seems likely to continue to be pushed off as Israel is experiencing an increase of coronavirus cases.
I previously wrote that it didn’t sound like Americans would make it to Israel this summer. At this point, it seems like wishful thinking that American tourists will be able to visit Israel for the remainder of 2020.
When do you think Israel will open its borders to Americans?