Because of the rapidly rising corona numbers, Israel has imposed new restrictions.

For example, a mask requirement applies again for outdoor events with more than 100 participants, the Corona cabinet decided at a meeting on Tuesday evening.

Even events with fewer than 100 participants are only allowed to visit those who have been vaccinated, recovered or people with a negative corona test result.

Children now also have to show a negative corona test result when they enter.

The new regulations are due to come into force on Sunday.

Even before the cabinet meeting, the government had passed new travel restrictions.

Israelis who come from Germany, among others, have to be in quarantine for at least seven days - even if they are fully vaccinated.

The regulations apply from August 11th.

For German and other foreign tourists, an entry ban to Israel continues to apply.

New lockdown looms

Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz also swore citizens to lockdown in September if the numbers do not decline.

Since there are several Jewish holidays coming up next month, a lockdown here would be less damaging from an economic point of view, Gantz told the Corona cabinet.

Israel recently recorded significantly higher corona numbers again.

According to data from the Israeli Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 3,818 new cases were confirmed on Monday.

Previously, the number was 2121.

Almost 5.4 million of the approximately 9.3 million Israelis are fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health recently released figures that the effectiveness of the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine used in Israel has declined sharply since the beginning of June.

According to the ministry, the vaccination only prevents corona infection by 39 percent and serious illnesses by 91 percent.

At the same time, the more contagious Delta variant is spreading in the country.