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.
Israelis and foreigners who qualify for an exception to enter Israel must go into home quarantine for 14 days through at least July 31, 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 be pushed off as Israel is experiencing a sharp increase of new coronavirus cases as the country reopens their economy.
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 Americans will be able to visit Israel for the holidays in September and October.
When do you think Israel will open its borders to Americans?