Event: COVID-19 – Updated Entry Restrictions, Mandatory Isolation
The Israeli government announced updated entry restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- Effective Wednesday, December 23 at 10:00 p.m. and effective for 10 days, with the possibility for extension, all arriving passengers from abroad, from all locations, will be required to go directly into Government of Israel-established quarantine centers for 10-day isolation (with 2 tests) or 14-day isolation.
- Foreigners, including U.S. citizens who are not Israeli citizens or permanent residents, will not be allowed to enter Israel.
Regulations related to COVID-19 have been subject to frequent change and we anticipate that continuing to be the case. 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:
- December 22, press release: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/21122020-06
- Israeli Ministry of Health: https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/
Actions to Take:
- All U.S. citizens should register 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. Information about local conditions related to COVID-19 is also available from the U.S. Embassy in Jordan and the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.