On Tuesday, July 21, the Health Ministry released updated quarantine guidelines.
The new guidelines have caused numerous misunderstandings. In certain circumstances, quarantine has been shortened from 14 to 10 days. This has caused a misconception that quarantine has now been shortened for those coming from abroad.
Chaim V’Chessed reached out to Dr. Vered Ezra, head of Health Management in the Health Ministry to clarify the confusion.
Dr. Ezra explained that the 14 day requirement for all travelers arriving from abroad remains unchanged. Additionally, there is no change to the 14 day requirement for those who have been exposed to confirmed Corona patients. She shared that any reports to the contrary are incorrect.
The new guidelines relate solely to patients who themselves have been infected with Corona, whose quarantine may be shortened in some instances. Contact your doctor if this relates to you.
See Dr. Ezra’s clarification, below. Read the complete guidelines here (Hebrew).