Authorities approved a plan for a three-week lockdown. First stage: effective Friday, 18 September 2020, from 14:00, and until 11 October. 1. Businesses that do not receive the public and which provide essential services may continue operating. 2. The full closure of all businesses that receive the public in the fields of commerce, culture, recreation and domestic tourism, including swimming pools. Gyms and restaurants (except for essential services, places for the sale of food, pharmacies, opticians or stores that deal mostly in hygiene products, stores for essential home maintenance products, communications products and medical devices). Businesses, including restaurants, shall be permitted to operate delivery services only. 3. Movement in leaving one’s home shall be restricted
to 500 meters, except for essential needs to be detailed in the regulations. 4. Closure of the education system, except for special education, boarding schools and additional exceptions as detailed in the legislation regarding special authority in dealing with the coronavirus. (Remote learning will be enabled as much as possible). 5. Gatherings – restriction of gatherings according to the color red in the 'traffic light' model – up to 10 people in a closed space and up to 20 in an open area.
Second stage: Traffic light plan. The transit
ion to activity according to the 'traffic light' plan at the conclusion of the first stage will depend on an updated assessment of the morbidity situation and the decision of the corona cabinet. The activity of public transportation will be reduced and adapted to the scope of activity in the economy in each stage.
There are limited public transport services to Ben Gurion International Airport, and local taxis and minicabs can be arranged. You may face delays or restrictions at Israeli controlled checkpoints around the West Bank, including when attempting to leave the West Bank. Foreign nationals
who are currently in the West Bank must leave six hours before their scheduled flight
and travel direct to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. If you are part of an organised tour group, you will travel on an Israeli bus which will be escorted by Israeli police direct to the airport. If you are travelling alone, you can take an Israeli taxi to the airport six hours before your flight
. No prior coordination with the Israeli authorities is necessary. You will need to show your passport and flight
ticket to authorities at the Israeli controlled checkpoint.
Information on the current requirements when travelling in Israel can be found on Israel’s Ministry of Health website
. This includes requirements when travelling on public transport, in taxis or in private vehicles, requirements to wear a face covering
in public and information on localised lockdowns. There are penalties for breaching regulations.
Some hotels across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have now reopened. Hotels in Israel are required to comply with the Purple Badge
requirements and guidelines
set by the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Train services resumed on 22 June.
requirement at government designated site or self-isolation
International travellers returning from a ‘Green list’ country will not be required to enter self-isolation
unless they have visited a ‘red list’ country in the prior 14 days. Full details of current ‘Green list’ countries can be found on the COVID-19
Air Transport website. Passengers arriving from a Red location must go into 14 days self-isolation
and fill out an online isolation
negative certification not required / not known.
Upon arrival at the airport, your temperature will be taken. You must be able to prove you can enter isolation
at home or another available dwelling in full compliance with the isolation
guidance. If you are unable to do so, you will be sent to a state-sponsored hotel for isolation
You must not use public transport to travel to your dwelling, except a single-passenger taxi, provided you sit in the back of the taxi with the windows open. Family members arriving together may travel together as long as everyone sits in the back.