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Israel Issues a Severe Travel Warning for the US – All Travelers to Israel Need to Isolate [Effective August 11]

Written by Charlie

Israel has just issued a “Severe Travel Warning” for the US which means that all travelers from there – and many other countries – will need to quarantine. More information here.

Israel, who won high praise from many for their early handling of the coronavirus, has seen their own covid numbers tick up and they have now adjusted their warning list of countries as well, based on the number of new cases. This includes the US and means that any travelers from the US to Israel will have to isolate – regardless of vaccination status.

Israel Issues a Severe Travel Warning for the US

There had been high hope that August and September would throw open the doors for Israeli tourism but the opposite is now happening. Israel has just added several new countries to the “orange” list which means a several travel warning is in effect. The latest countries added include:

  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • the United States

The “severe travel warning” means that anyone traveling from those countries need to quarantine for 14 days upon returning. This can be shortened to 7 days as long as they have two negative PCR tests during this time. This is whether the traveler is fully vaccinated, recovered, or neither one.

This new travel policy will go into effect from August 11.

Some of the countries on the “red” list include Great Britain, South Africa, Spain, India, Cyprus, and Russia. This means that Israelis are not allowed to visit those countries unless they receive an exception from the government. Of course, quarantine is required when they return, should they receive an exception.

Bottom Line

Israel is implementing new restrictions again in an effort to avoid a nationwide lockdown again. Among these new restrictions are the addition of some nations to the “orange” list and that includes the United States. This means that quarantine is a requirement upon entering Israel, should someone be able to travel there. This means that open tourism to Israel will continue to take a little while longer.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


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