Israel to lift indoors face mask wearing rule

Israel to lift indoors face mask wearing rule

The rules to enforce wearing face masks indoors in Israel will be lifted starting June 15, Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said.

Israel has already lifted the obligation to wear a face mask outdoors since April 18, following the decline in Covid-19 infections in the country.

According to Edelstein\, if there is no unexpected increase in infections in the coming days, the restriction will soon be completely cancelled.

This is one of the last Covid-19 restrictions still valid in Israel, after most of the restrictions were lifted on June 1, regarding gatherings, social distancing, hygiene means and more.

But most restrictions related to travel abroad have not been lifted yet, such as a ban on travelling to nine countries, quarantine obligation for passengers arriving from these countries, and coronavirus tests obligation for all arriving passengers.

Earlier on Sunday, Israel has started vaccinating teenagers aged between 12 and 15 against the virus.