Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (December 21, 2021)  

Location:  Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza  

Event:  COVID-19 – International Travel, United States added to Israel’s COVID-19 Red List  

The Israeli government announced it will add the United States to its COVID-19 red country list (highest risk) on Wednesday, December 22 at 12 a.m.  The Israeli government bans Israeli citizens and residents from leaving Israel to any country on the red list.  This ban applies to dual U.S-Israeli citizens but does not apply to foreign nationals (U.S. citizens who are not Israeli citizens).  Non-Israeli citizens who still intend to travel to Israel must be granted an exception to do so.  Details are at the Ministry of Health website.   

COVID-19 regulations have been subject to frequent changes.  U.S. citizens in Israel are encouraged to visit the Israeli Ministry of Health’s website for the most up to date information.  

Please see the following websites for more information:  

Actions to Take:  



U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
14 David Flusser St.
Telephone: +972-2-630-4000

U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv
71 HaYarkon St.
Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972-3-519-7575

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747or 202-501-4444
Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information
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