(JERUSALEM) – Starting Wednesday, all US travelers arriving in Israel must be quarantined for seven days, regardless of their vaccination status.
The Israeli Knesset’s Labor and Health Committee approved the measure earlier this month. There are currently only ten countries from which travelers landing in Israel are exempt from week-long isolation.
Four countries – Austria, Hungary, Moldova and the Czech Republic – allow travelers from Israel to enter the country. Anyone entering Israel from these countries only needs to be quarantined until they receive a negative PCR test for COVID-19. This test would be carried out after landing at the airport.
Earlier this week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put Israel on the highest travel warning level, “Level 4: Very High COVID-19 Level”. This change signals that Americans should avoid traveling to Israel and anyone who must travel there should be fully vaccinated before traveling.
The Israeli Ministry of Health reported more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
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