Who must go into isolation?
People arriving in Israel, people who had close contact with a confirmed patient, people who have fever (temperature of 38°C or higher), people who had to get tested for COVID-19.
Isolation helps to break the chain of infection and stops COVID-19 spreading in Israel. Isolation means staying home avoiding physical contact with others, including household members.
1. If you had contact with a confirmed case or if a doctor determined you had contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days
2. Suspected people who were tested for COVID-19 infection
3. Inbound passengers
People who arrive in Israel must enter 14-day isolation.
4. People with fever
You can authenticate the text (SMS) or voice message by calling 08-6822334 to verify it was sent by the Ministry of Health.
Update: Sep 18, 2020
Lockdown regulations effective until Thu, Oct 1 2020.
The educational system suspends its operation starting Thu, Sep 17 2020.
The lockdown will take effect on Friday, Sep 18 2020, 14:00 until Sunday, October 11 2020, subject to infection rate assessment and government resolution.
- Lockdown guidance during the high holidays
- Exemptions of the 500 meters restriction (Hebrew)
- Transport restrictions during lockdown (Sep 18 - Oct 11) (Hebrew)
- Prayer outline (Hebrew)
Afterwards, the Traffic Light Plan will take effect, it classifies local authorities in Israel according to four categories: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red, in accordance with their morbidity index. Each color classification determines the restrictions on gatherings and maximum capacity.
To resume normal activities alongside COVID-19, adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines:
- Wear a face mask when you leave home
- Practice hygiene
- Stay 2 meters from other individuals
- Avoid public spaces if you have fever or respiratory symptoms
Updated Regulations and Orders
All linked files are in Hebrew
The (Novel Coronavirus) Laws, Orders, and Emergency Regulations for Limiting the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus
- Home Isolation and Miscellaneous Guidelines
- Hospital Isolation
- Isolation in a Designated Location on Behalf of the State
Restriction of Operation
- Restriction of Operation
- Administrative Lockdown Orders
- Restriction on the Operation of Educational Establishments
- Airport and air travel restrictions
- Remote essential services
- Restriction of Operations in the Workplace
- Restricting the Number of Employees in the Workplace
- Guidelines for the Employer of a Home-Isolated Employee
- Medical Insurance and Designated Accommodations for Employees from the Area
- Women's Labor
Assistance from the General Security Service and Location Data