ALL foreign nationals have been barred from entering Israel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was made on Wednesday night, after the country's Population and Migration Authority had already announced new measures for anyone entering the country.
A spokesman said: "Exceptions will be made for those whose lives are based in Israel."
It was also decided that those who are Israeli citizens and residents will have to apply for a special medical visa, which could take as long as two weeks to be approved.
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