FINALLY: Israel Cancels Indoor Mask Requirement

Photo: Shuki Lehrer

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced on Wednesday the revocation of the requirement to wear masks in most enclosed spaces

Masks will still be required in places with a high potential for infection such as hospitals, nursing homes, and on flights.

The decision will go into effect beginning on Motzei Shabbos, April 23 at 8 p.m.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. So idiotic!
    For one, if they abandon the requirement, why not do it now? Why must they show that they’re empowered to dictate.
    Secondly, airplanes are the safest place of all as there is an air filtration system that is far superior to anything; even more than mask protection. Let’s not discuss how when meals are served: THERE IS NO COVID-19 DURING MEAL TIME! I don’t seem to remember the flight crew serving every second persond and then, when they’re done, to begin serving the alternate passenger.

    It’s just a political power act.

  2. On one Turkish airlines flight I was on the flight crew requested that passengers not eat at the same time as the person next to them.