U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Press Release on COVID19-Positive Individual That Visited US Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv on March 5th

March 12, 2020

As has been reported, the Ministry of Health (MOH) informed the U.S. Embassy that a COVID19-positive individual visited the Embassy Branch Office Non-Immigrant Visa Section waiting room in Tel Aviv in the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. timeframe on March 5.  Following close consultation with the MOH, the Embassy has directed its affected staff to quarantine.  We understand the Ministry recommends that members of the public who were in the waiting room during that timeframe also move to quarantine themselves.  At this time, the Embassy Branch Office Visa Section is operating consistent with recommendations from the Ministry of Health. We will provide updates as needed.

Up-to-date country-specific information for U.S. citizens about the Coronavirus is available on Israel Ministry of Health’s website here https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/ and Embassy Jerusalem’s website here https://il.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information