Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem – February 19, 2020
Event: As of February 19, the Government of Israel
reports there are no known cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in
Israel. As a precaution, Israel’s Ministry of Health has recommended that
the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority deny entry to anyone who is
not an Israeli resident who has been in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore,
and/or Macau over the prior 14 days (excluding airport connections only).
Additionally, Israeli residents, including dual U.S.-Israeli citizens, who have
been in one or more of these countries over the prior 14 days will be required
to remain in home quarantine until 14 days have passed since the date of
departure from that country and must register with the Ministry of Health
through its website or by phone at *5400. For more information, visit the
Israel Ministry of Health website. Travelers may be subjected to screening at airports or ports of
entry. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions
with little or no advance notice.
The U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice regarding
travel to China.
Actions to Take:
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information,
including U.S. enhanced screening procedures.
· Check with the airlines regarding any flight
cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
close contact with people who are sick.
your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing
Seek medical care right away if you traveled to Wuhan and feel
sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has
fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
David Flusser St.
U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv
State Department – Consular Affairs
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