Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location: Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza

Event:  Nationwide Movement Restrictions April 14-16, 2020

The Government of Israel has announced additional nationwide movement restrictions in effect from 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020, through 5:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020.  According to the announcement, individuals in Israel will not be permitted to travel between cities or between neighborhoods in Jerusalem.  Public transportation will also be generally unavailable during this time.  People traveling within Israel may encounter increased police presence and enforcement of social distancing guidelines, including checkpoints and the imposition of fines for violations.

Israel has established strict quarantine and social distancing guidelines, including a requirement to remain within 100 meters of home, mandatory wearing of protective masks in public, and a prohibition on gatherings.  In addition, passengers arriving in Israel, including U.S. citizens, may be subject to health screening and a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a Government of Israel-established quarantine center.  For more information on these guidelines, please see the Israeli Ministry of Health website.

We encourage all U.S. citizens abroad to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates.

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