Israel – Lifting of Lockdown

10 November, 2020


​The designated operator of Israel, Israel Postal Company, would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the lockdown declared by the Israeli health authorities is gradually being lifted, and the restrictions have been eased, particularly for businesses. Social distancing requirements between employees and customers and among employees remain in place. In addition, shopping centres remain closed, meaning that delivery points located in these areas are unavailable; as far as possible, mail is being redirected to alternative delivery points. Items normally requiring the addressee's signature upon delivery are being handed over without signature. In general, the indication of a mobile phone number on items will speed up the process, enabling an SMS to be sent to the addressee instead of a written notice. Home deliveries are continuing, subject to some restrictions, depending on availability of staff and the health authorities' application of quarantine in high-risk areas. Inbound and outbound mail is being processed from and to all destinations, depending on availability of flights in both directions and the requirements of the other designated operators. The restrictions set out in previous EmIS messages regarding service standards and application of force majeure remain in place. Israel Postal Company would like to thank all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.