Health Ministry asks Israelis returning from abroad to take a PCR test

The Ministry of Health has asked Israelis returning from abroad who have symptoms of coronavirus infection to take a PCR test, not an antigen.

Kan-11 correspondent Nov Rouveni explained in the evening newscast that PCR tests will allow the Ministry of Health to monitor the emergence of new strains of coronavirus in Israel.

He stressed that this is not a requirement, but a request from the Ministry of Health.

For those returning from abroad, the PCR test will be free. To do this, at the checkpoint of the Home Front or the Health Insurance Fund, you must present a ticket or receipt for payment of the “Israel exit tax”, which is levied on those who leave the country for a long time.

By Editor