Important message - Information About the Corona Virus
The Ministry of Health’s guidelines have been updated and expanded, and all people arriving in Israel from any country from March 9 at 20:00 onwards, must go into home isolation for a period of 14 days upon their arrival.
According to the guidelines, people arriving from the following countries before March 9, must enter home isolation for 14 days upon their arrival: mainland China, South Korea, Italy (including transfers) ; Hong Kong, San Marino, Macao, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, France, Andura, Egypt (including Sinai), Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria (excluding transfers).
We will be happy to help you at the conclusion of your isolation period.
At your service: Our Call Center *2994
Kol HaBriut Telephone Information Line *5400 between the hours 8:00-21:00.
We’re doing everything we can to continue supporting new olim and returning residents during the coronavirus crisis.
If you've already begun receiving income support or assured income from the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, even though you can’t physically go to our offices at this time, you will this month continue to receive the benefits to your account. You’ll receive 75% of the benefits due to you.
In the future, you’ll receive the necessary additional payment to reach the full amount to which you’re entitled. This directive is valid for March 2020.
If you're a soldier and entitled to receive financial assistance from the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and have already started receiving the benefits, you’ll continue to receive the payments to your account without having to physically visit our offices.
This is in response to the Ministry of Health’s directives prohibiting gatherings during the coronavirus crisis.
Thank you, and keep well
* This directive does not apply to new beneficiaries who have not submitted their assistance requests to the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.
19/03/2020- All coronavirus related guidelines of the National Insurance Institute
This information is only relevant for olim who received their Oleh status a year ago or longer.
In contrast, olim for whom it has not yet been a year since they received Oleh status will only be attended to by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.
In these difficult times, we know that many of you have lost your jobs and your income, causing you further stress and anxiety.
We are doing everything we can to respond to your needs and to help you through this unsettling period.
Together with our partners, the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration’s Employment Division has set up a placement center for new olim (who have been in Israel for up to 10 years), offering positions that are currently available.
You can call the employment center and speak to one of our employment counselors in your area, and find out about relevant positions. For more info >>
Thank you, and keep well
18/03/2020 - The Minister of Aliyah and Integration has Ordered a Series of Restrictions on Housing Complexes for the Elderly Throughout the Country Under the Authority of the Ministry - <For details, click here>
Dear olim and returning residents,
This is a difficult time for us all, and for those of you with businesses, we understand the struggles you face to keep your businesses going against the backdrop of these challenges.
The Ministry's Business Information Center is here to help entrepreneurs and business owners.
You can call the free call center on *8115 24/6 (not on Shabbat). The service is provided by business advisors, economists, and accountants, who will provide you with relevant and expert information and guidance in English.
Please take advantage of this service and call with any questions you have regarding business management, taxes, and other issues that you face during the coronavirus crisis.
You can call the hotline and leave a message, and one of our advisors will get back to you as soon as possible.
Call us! We're here for you.
Wishing good health to each and every one of you
**Updated Regulations of the Ministry of Health**
Restrictions on Crowds
Gatherings and events
All gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted.
Commercial establishments and entertainment venues will be closed.
As of March 15, 2020:
Shopping malls (except supermarkets and pharmacies, places that sell food to take away)
Discos, bars, pubs and dining establishments, including hotel dining (except dining establishments that sell take-away food)
Gyms and swimming pools, water parks, zoo, safaris, petting zoos
Ritual baths (men), and bathhouses
Cinemas, theaters and other cultural institutions Amusement facilities and amusement parks
Businesses for non-medical treatment of the human body
Exhibition halls and fairgrounds
Prayer and religious ceremonies will be conducted in groups of up to 10 people each, keeping a distance of 2 meters from person to person and no more than 2 groups at a time.
Prohibition of visits to welfare, nursing or healthcare facilities serving as homes for their residents, with the exception of a maximum of one caregiver, preferably a permanent caregiver.
Hospitals and institutions
Visits to hospitals and senior facilities should be avoided.
If a caregiver is needed, one caregiver must suffice.
People with symptoms are not permitted to accompany patients or visit institutions for seniors.
Medical staff responsible for treating patients can only gather for work purposes, and in groups not exceeding 15 people.
Seniors and patients
It is recommended for those aged 60 and over and those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disease or immunosuppression, to avoid crowds and contact with people who have returned from any destination abroad, or who have symptoms, or people who are suspected of being infected, while maintaining their routine.
Employers will prepare for remote work from home without any gatherings at all. At this time, they will be able to continue working as long as they keep at least two meters between employees in all places where the employees are.
Travel by car of more than 2 in a car should be avoided.
Absolute ban on the arrival of sick people to the workplace.
The Ministry of Health will discuss with the Council for Higher Education the opening of the semester through remote learning and not classroom learning.
As of March 15, 2020, all educational institutions will cease operations, regardless of the number of children. This will also include special education, dormitories, daycares, youth camps, day camps, and afternoon care.
The Ministry of Health recommends avoiding public transport.
There is a total ban on international conferences in Israel.