Who Must Go into IsolationWhen do I go into isolation, how to dispute an isolation order and what do I do if I have symptoms consistent with coronavirus?
Isolation of Confirmed COVID-19 CasesWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with COVID-19 confirmed cases
People with Symptoms Consistent with COVID-19Who needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with suspected COVID-19 cases
Close Contacts of a Confirmed CaseWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with close contacts of a confirmed case
Isolation of International Travelers in IsraelWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with international arrivals
People with a Borderline-Positive PCR Test ResultWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with people with a borderline-positive test result
Isolation of Caregivers and Companions of Persons Unable to Isolate by ThemselvesWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and isolation sharing with a caregiver
Isolation Length and Isolation ShorteningHow can the siolation period be reduced?
Exceptional Leave during IsolationIn some exceptional cases, it is permitted to leave isolation
Isolation RequirementsNobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others
Isolation Benefit for WorkersConditions for receving isolation benefit
FAQs on IsolationWho is required to go into isolation, what are the criteria for an isolation benefit, and how can you shorten the isolation length?
Who Must Go into Isolation
- Those confirmed as COVID-19 patients, namely, those who received a positive result on a test.
- Those with symptoms that may be consistent with coronavirus - the most common symptoms are fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher, coughing, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, muscle fatigue
- Unvaccinated or non-recovered contacts of a confirmed patient. Close contact is exposure for more than 15 minutes at a distance of less than 2 meters.
- Those arriving in Israel from abroad - according to the details of the guidance for travelers arriving in Israel.
- Caregivers of a person who is unable to stay alone in isolation, who are neither vaccinated nor recovered. A person who cannot stay in isolation alone is a child under 12, person with disability or an older adult who requires assistance.
In case of caregivers of a confirmed COVID-19 patient, vaccinated and recovered individuals are also required to go into isolation.
- Those who tested borderline-positive on a PCR test and have yet to receive their repeat test result either confirming or disproving their infection.
What is borderline-positive result in a PCR test?
Disputing an isolation order
If you were ordered to isolate and in your opinion this order is unjustified, you may dispute the isolate order through the Ministry of Health's hotline at *5400. You are required to stay in isolation until receiving an your response.
The appearance of symptoms during isolation
If, during isolation, symptoms consistent with COVID-19 appear, or if existing symptoms worsen, you may seek help from your primary care physician over the phone or contact the hotline of your insuring HMO.
Do not arrive in the HMO clinic or the emergency room unless this is an urgent medical emergency. Then, you must be evacuated to the emergency room by a Magen David Adom ambulance. During the dispatch call, you are required to disclose that the person who requires evacuation is a person currently in isolation.