Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Israel

Event: COVID-19 – Lockdown during the High Holidays

The Israeli government announced a nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, effective September 18 at 2:00 PM through October 10.  The regulations of the lockdown, as we currently understand them, are in the September 17 Israeli government press release link below.  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:

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
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