In the coming days and weeks (original post published Jan 30) we’ll do our best to share the latest medical updates about the situation regarding Coronavirus in Israel on our Facebook page intended for travellers and expats in Israel without access to Hebrew news. Find links to resources below and feel free to share our posts on Tel Aviv Doctor’s Facebook Page.
Per Sunday, February 16 there has not been news about a confirmed case of Coronavirus in Israel. In the latest move preventing the spread to Israel, the governement barred Chinese tourists and any travellers with recent visits to China from entering Israel (except Israeli citizens and residents). Earlier, El Al had suspended all flights to China until March (following the example of other major airlines around the world).
All returning citizens and residents from China are required by law to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days. Please follow the link below for more details.
In the coming days and weeks we will do our best to keep you up to date on our Tel Aviv Doctor Facebook Page when news become available, sharing English language articles we consider worth noting and translating any Hebrew news updates that seem relevant.
Official Policy – Travellers returning from Asia
Official policy calls for travellers returning from China to remain at home in quarantine for 14 days even if they are healthy and without any sign of illness. Updates to follow, see links to Health Ministry’s website below (in English).
If you have returned from China – or from a growing number of other Asian countries – in the past weeks, and you suffer from signs of any respiratory illness, symptoms like coughing and fever, you are to contact your health care provider as soon as possible, cover your mouth and nose with a surgical mask or cloth, avoid public transport, and alert medical staff by telephone about your situation prior to arrival in the clinic or emergency room.
Ministry of Health Online Resources: Coronavirus in Israel
The Ministry of Health publishes the official policy, recommendations and updates also in English: