Israel COVID – 19 Update

Effective 18 March, entry is suspended for all foreign nationals other than citizens or residents of Israel and those who have received extraordinary permission from the Population and Immigration Authority. Due to the home quarantine requirements for foreign nationals arriving in Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will allow submission of Extraordinary Applications for SEA (45 days) and STEP and HIT 90 (90 days) extensions. Employers should also track expiry dates for standard one-year B-1 work visas, and submit extension applications as soon as possible.

Effective 9 March for Israeli nationals and 12 March for non-Israeli nationals, all arrivals to Israel are required to spend 14 days in home isolation. Non-Israeli nationals will only be permitted to enter if they obtain pre-approval at the Israeli consulate abroad, of the location of the residence where they will be isolated. Hotel rooms cannot be used for home isolation. Israel has banned visa and work permit issuance and entry of non-Israeli nationals who have visited China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Italy, Egypt or Japan, and of nationals of those countries.

The Israeli consulates in France and Greece are closed.

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