Israel will require all overseas arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to prevent the spread of coronavirus, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.
Those arriving in the country must be able to demonstrate they have access to adequate accommodation to isolate themselves, or face being denied entry to the country.
Any visitors who are currently in Israel have been given 72 hours to leave.
The new measures, which will be valid for two weeks, will apply immediately to Israelis returning to the country, and to foreign nationals from Thursday said Netanyahu in a video address.
Netanyahu said while it was a tough decision, it was “essential” to maintaining public health. Israel has so far confirmed 42 cases of Covid-19, but no deaths.