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.
Actions to Take:
- Encourage all U.S. citizens to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Visit the Internal Revenue Service Coronavirus Tax Relief site for the most up-to-date information regarding economic impact payments and other tax information.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.