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U.S. CDC Says Avoid Visiting Israel

August 10, 2021 • 5:28 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a very-high level Travel Advisory for the country of Israel on August 9, 2021.

The new CDC Advisory says, 'avoid travel to Israel.'

'Because of the current situation in Israel, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants. Therefore, if you must travel to Israel, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.'

And, travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.

As the COVID-19 situation worldwide changes, the CDC is monitoring COVID-19 risk in destinations and making travel recommendations, which are published on this webpage.

Note: Effective 11.8.2021, and until the new outline takes effect, these are the destinations with a COVID-19 travel warning issued by Israel. Travelers returning from which shall be required to complete the full isolation period:

Please see the Israeli Ministry of Health website for additional guidance and the related COVID-19 case map.