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Israel: Shaked’s new sanctions on quarantine violators

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked intends to promote a new initiative this week to deter quarantine violators.

According to her proposal, an Israeli who returns from abroad and violates his or her obligation to quarantine – will not only pay a fine of NIS 5,000 [$1542] – but will also not be allowed to leave the country for an entire year.

Yediot Aharonot reported that the sanction proposed by Shaked will also apply to children and passengers who leave for ‘red’ countries without the approval of an exceptions committee.

“It is a very simple enforcement tool,” Shaked said.

“The name of a person caught violating quarantine will be reported immediately to the Population Authority and he will join a list that will be banned from leaving the country for a year.”

“I think it is proportionate, if you travel abroad and do not follow the guidelines then you will bear the consequences,” she said. “During summer vacation there are families who go on vacation with children and they are not vaccinated – they will return to Israel and go to their friends. It is a tool that I am using for deterrence.”

Source: Arutz Sheva