Coronavirus in Israel: Everything You Need to Know About the New Guidelines for Tourists and Israeli Citizens

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday, effective immediately, that all Israeli citizens returning to Israel from anywhere overseas must enter a 14-day home quarantine upon return.

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At the same time, it was announced that – commencing Thursday at 8 P.M. – foreign nationals will only be permitted to enter Israel if they “can demonstrate their ability to enter home quarantine in Israel.”

Furthermore, all tourists currently in Israel will “be given time to arrange their exit from Israel in the coming days.”

In an effort to clarify the new guidelines for Israelis, foreign residents and visitors, and to get a clearer understanding of how these orders will be implemented and what they mean, Haaretz speaks with Dr. Asher Salmon, head of the department of international relations at the Health Ministry…

How does a foreign citizen in Israel determine whether the place they live is approved by the government as suitable to stay in?

Let me begin by saying that we are doing the maximum in order to have the minimum of foreign citizens around. With a small delay, we are creating detailed guidelines and translating them to English. And they will be published soon.