Israel Requires 14-Day Quarantine For All International Arrivals (Including Its Citizens)

Israel, on Monday, instituted a new quarantine requirement for all international arrivals at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), including its citizens. This will be in place, for now,  for the next two weeks.

All visitors and residents are required to quarantine for 14 days. It is unclear where visitors are supposed to isolate. Residents likely at their homes.

Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post (access their piece here):

Israel said it would mandate a two-week quarantine for anyone arriving on international flights, a sweeping expansion of restrictions that critics said were at least partly driven by fear of singling out U.S. travelers and angering President Trump.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a video, said all visitors and Israeli residents arriving at Ben Gurion Airport over at least the next two weeks must to proceed to 14 days of isolation. Israel’s Ministry of Health did not immediately explain how the restrictions would work, especially for nonresidents.


This essentially ends all non-resident travel to Israel as to why would you travel there if you need to quarantine for fourteen nights? Most airlines have canceled or suspended their flights to Israel.