The authorities introduced a measure to strengthen the national quarantine because of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic.
Israel has imposed restrictions on departures from the country as part of the strengthening of quarantine due to the epidemic COVID-19. This was announced by the Times of Israel on Friday, September 25.
However, a few hours before the government decision came into force, Transport Minister Miri Regev said that the sky will remain partially open.
At the same time, foreign flights will continue to depart from Ben Gurion airport, but those who managed to buy a ticket before 14:00 on Friday will be able to leave the country. Those who have purchased tickets after the restrictions come into force will no longer be able to leave the country.
The Minister added that the Israelis will be able to freely return to the country.
Recall that in Israel because of the coronavirus pandemic introduced hard lockdown. The daily number of new infections in Israel was 6950 cases, which was the highest rate since the beginning of the pandemic. This forced the government to tighten its anti-epidemiological restrictions.