Numerous families who had been detained abroad have recently returned to Israel. In light of the the recent changes in government policy, many more are expected to return to Israel in the coming days.
As has been detailed before, all passengers entering Israel must quarantine for 14 days. This applies even if the passenger may have had Corona previously (with certain exceptions).
As most passengers are returning from countries where Corona is still very much prevalent, it should go without saying that this requirement is most vital, for the safety of the community.
Furthermore, as has been reported here, it was an arduous process obtaining new regulations which would allow student visa families to enter Israel. We can now share that the greatest obstacle was the fear on the part of various officials that returnees would not appropriately observe quarantine. See the letter (below) from Meir Ben Shabbat, head of the National Security Council, urging extreme caution in light of the new regulations.
Failure to properly observe quarantine will not only lead to potential infection, but may endanger permission being granted for future groups (singles, people who have not yet obtained visas) to enter the country.