Nobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others
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
Isolation for Non-Israeli Confirmed COVID CasesWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with international arrivals
Isolation by personal instruction from the Healthcare SystemWho needs to go into isolation, self-report, isolation length, isolation shortening and who can isolate with close contacts of a confirmed case
Isolation RequirementsNobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others
Exceptional Leave during IsolationIn some exceptional cases, it is permitted to leave isolation
Isolation Benefit for WorkersConditions for receving isolation benefit
Isolation by personal instruction from the Healthcare System
Who must go into isolation
In some cases you can receive a personal instruction to go into isolation by the Healthcare System: from a district physician, from the Head of Public Health Services or from the Ministry of Health's Director General. Such an instruction will be given in the following cases:
- Those who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case infected with a variant of concern of the virus, or in case when there is real concern they have been infected with such variant during an unusual infection event.
- Those who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case and are regularly found in a facility with a high-risk population, an unvaccinated population, or a population where the vaccine is known to be less effective.
- Those who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case on a flight or while on a cruise.
Please note: A personal instruction to go into isolation due to one of these reasons is binding even if you are vaccinated or recovered.
If you received a personal instruction from the Healthcare System it is required to go into full isolation of 14 days. Shorter isolation options will be available on an individual basis.
Those who have been individually instructed to enter isolation by the Health System will receive a text message (SMS message) with a link to a form for isolation entry reports. Please note: Only those who have been given personal instruction to enter isolation can complete the report form.
Filling out the reporting form is a condition to receiving isolation benefits in case of a personal instruction.
The report must be made within 4 days of the beginning of isolation (if the report was made more than 4 days after, the period for which the isolation benefit will be calculated will only begin 4 days before the report date).
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 call center Kol Habriut at *5400. You must stay in isolation until receiving a reply.