Ministers Vote to End Limiting Entry to 3,000 Israelis Per Day

YERUSHALAYIM -
A passenger seen at Ben Gurion Airport. (Flash90)

The government ministers voted Motzoei Shabbos to end the cap limiting the number of Israelis permitted to enter the country to 3,000 a day.

The restriction was already set to expire at midnight, days before the elections, after the High Court ruled Wednesday it was unconstitutional.

Ministers, however, approve limiting the number of daily flights to the airport’s “effective capacity,” with a joint statement from the Health Ministry and Prime Minister’s Office says citing testing and social-distancing requirements.

The ministers also vote to scrap the Exceptions Committee that approved who is allowed into Israel.

The new ordinances will be in effect until March 28.

Meanwhile, over 8,000 Israelis on 60 flights are expected to land at Ben Gurion Airport Sunday, according to Channel 12 news.