Following a sharp drop in new Covid-19 infections and severe illnesses, Israel is almost completely lifting government restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the virus, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday. However, the obligation to wear a mask indoors will remain in place for the time being. Certain obligations also continue to apply when entering Israel. The country of nine million inhabitants has been successfully implementing a vaccination campaign since December 19, 2020. New infections and severe illnesses have fallen sharply in recent months.