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ISRAEL TRAVEL ALERTS & SAFETY INFORMATION
LATEST INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS TO ISRAEL ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):
Israel Announced Further Relief Measures
As of the 1st of June, Israel's Ministry of Health has announced another series of relief measures, among them, the opening of restaurants, tourist attractions and hotels.
The beaches were opened on May 20th.
As of May 27th, 2020, restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs are allowed to open, subject to some restrictions. Leisure and tourist attractions such as hotels, museums and swimming pools are also allowed to open, subject to some restrictions.
The ministry of health has also agreed to increase bus and taxi passenger capacity, as well as to resume trains activity, from the 8th of June.
Entertainment and leisure activities will resume on June 14th, including event venues and gardens, concerts, theatres, cinema, art and cultural events, subject to some restrictions.
In the tourism sector, several countries have announced opening their borders to Israeli citizens: Greece, Austria, Montenegro, Georgia and now Cyprus (starting June 9th).
International airlines such as Delta Airlines, British Airways, Air Canada, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia, Ukrainian International and more have announced their intention of resuming commercial flights to and from Israel this summer.
Tourists looking to travel to Israel:
At the moment, and until further notice, entry to Israel will be refused to non-citizens or non-residents of Israel arriving from anywhere in the world. In exceptional cases, one may apply for approval of the Foreign Ministry subject to proof of the ability to remain in self-isolation for 14 days.
General guidelines for all those staying in Israel:
- For the latest information on coronavirus cases in Israel, please refer to the Department of Health's website.
- The Israeli Government is monitoring the outbreak closely and has implemented temporary measures including border restrictions for travellers from around the world.
- People showing symptoms are not permitted to accompany patients or visit institutions for seniors.
- If you’ve been required to enter self-isolation, you must report it to the Ministry of Health: www.govforms.gov.il/
- If you develop a fever of 100.4F (38C) or higher, a cough, trouble breathing, or other respiratory symptoms, you must immediately enter self-isolation and call the 101 MDA Emergency Services Hotline for medical advice.
- It is absolutely forbidden to enter clinics or hospitals if you are showing any of the above symptoms!
Frequently Asked Questions:
- I am a tourist in Israel and I am concerned that I may have COVID-19, where should I go?
If you have a fever of 100.4F (38C) or higher, cough, trouble breathing, or other respiratory symptoms, you must immediately enter self-isolation and call the 101 MDA Emergency Services Hotline for medical advice. Do not go to an HMO clinic or emergency ward.
- I already have a trip booked for April and May, should I cancel my reservations?
At the moment, entry to Israel will be refused to non-citizens or non-residents of Israel arriving from anywhere in the world. In exceptional cases, one may apply for approval of the Foreign Ministry subject to proof of the ability to remain in self-isolation for 14 days.
- Are there any tourist sites, museums, institutes, and/or cultural spaces closed? Are restaurants and bars operating as normal?
Currently, commercial establishments and entertainment venues are closed. Please see the above list for details and exceptions.
- Are any upcoming events or conferences canceled? If so, which ones?
No events of more than 10 people are permitted in Israel.
- Will upcoming religious ceremonies still take place as regularly scheduled (Passover, Easter, etc.)?
Prayer and religious ceremonies can be conducted in groups of up to 10 people, keeping 6.5 feet (2 meters) from one person to another and no more than 2 groups at a time.
- What are the restrictions regarding local travel throughout the country?
The Ministry of Health recommends avoiding public transport.
No gatherings of more than 10 people are permitted.
- When will Israel be open to incoming visitors again?
At this moment there is not a known date in which Israel will be open to incoming visitors.