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Posted by
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There's always next year. Israel is certainly a most important country to see.

Posted by
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I'm seeing different reports: some reports say people will be "placed in quarantine", whereas other say people will have to prove they have a way to self-quarantine. Those are really different things, from the respects of biosecurity and enforcement.

And, by the way, it applies to Israelis returning home from abroad too: " All Israelis returning from abroad are ordered into a 14-day quarantine. Starting Thursday, non-Israelis will have to prove they are able to self-quarantine " (https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-with-coronavirus-in-severe-condition-israel-may-quarantine-some-u-s-arrivals-1.8638322)

Posted by
13891 posts

Chiara - that may be a translation problem. It's all self-quarantine. There is one person in serious condition (tour bus driver who was infected by a group of Greek tourists) and he is hospitalized, there are frequent updates on his condition on the news. As far as I know, all the other cases (70 so far) are in self-quarantine.

Posted by
13891 posts

Correction - people who have the virus and require medical attention are in isolated units in hospitals, mild cases are in self-quarantine. We now have 2 patients in critical condition, so far no deaths and we are all hoping for the best. There are severe quarantine and mitigation measures being taken, lots of financial hardship stories already, but in the meantime, the medical facilities have the breathing space to prepare so they are not overwhelmed when things get worse . . . as seems to be the case everywhere.

Posted by
4042 posts

I was looking to book a tour of Israel and Jordan for about this time next year, now I am think that I will wait until things settle down.