18 out of 77 Koreans who visited Israel for pilgrimage were confirmed with Coronavirus, and Israel is barring travelers from South Korea over virus concerns.
On February 22, 18 South Korean pilgrims who toured Israel earlier in the month were tested positive for Coronavirus. Israeli and Palestinian authorities are urging anyone who may have come in contact with them to report and self-isolate. Further, the Israeli government barred Koreans and foreigners who traveled South Korea within 14 days from entering the country starting at 7:30 PM on February 22 in local time.
The South Korean authority has ordered religious authorities to rigorously track their believers.