Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, and Transportation Minister Miri Regev have decided during a meeting to restrict the number of Israelis allowed to enter the country daily to 200, from next week, according to Hebrew media reports.
Ben-Gurion Airport has been mostly closed since late January, to avoid the import of coronavirus strains. Those who returned to the country were ordered by the government into state-run isolation hotels, though many managed to get a dispensation to quarantine at home.
A Knesset committee, however, has refused to extend the hotel order further, requiring the government to find other solutions.
As a result, in the interim, the government will limit the number of travelers to 200 until a legally viable monitoring system can be established, reports say.
Humanitarian exceptions will be made.