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COVID-19 Alert: Israel Bans the Entry of Foreigners
Fischer, January 2021

In light of the spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the discovery of a new mutation of the virus, the Israeli government has decided that as of December 23, 2020, the entry of foreigners into Israel will be banned. Further to this decision, the Population and Immigration Authority published guidelines regarding exceptional cases in which foreigners will be allowed to enter the country despite the ban. One of the exceptions stipulates that the entry of experts will be approved however entry will be restricted to the minimum number of entrants necessary...

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COVID-19: Entry of Foreign Executives and Businesspeople
Fischer, November 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 Israel imposed significant restrictions on foreign nationals' entry into Israel. As a general rule, the entry of foreigners into Israel is prohibited, except for a limited list of exceptional cases (for further details please see "COVID-19: exceptional cases in which Population and Immigration Authority will allow foreigners to enter Israel"). Due to the restrictions, managers and businesspeople without a work visa could not enter Israel for business visits...

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Supreme Court Orders Cancellation of Automatic Sick Leave Certificates for Quarantined Employees
Fischer, July 2020

In March, due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Ministry of Health established that an employee required to quarantine at home in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines would automatically receive a sick leave certificate which could present to the employer and receive sick pay for the quarantine period. The rule was regulated in light of the fear of the increased transmission rate of the coronavirus and the resulting surge of employee visits to public health clinics. However, in a precedent setting ruling, the Supreme Court recently held that automatic sick leave certificates would no longer be issued to employees so required to quarantine...

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COVID-19: Exceptional Cases in which Population and Immigration Authority will Allow Foreigners to Enter Israel
Fischer, July 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as of March 2020, Israel prohibited foreign nationals from any country from entering its borders, including citizens who held any kind of visa. Only foreign residents who could prove that their 'life centre' was in Israel could enter the country. In June 2020 the Population and Immigration Authority published a list of exceptional cases in which it will allow foreigners into the country...

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Corporate Governance and Insolvency Law Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
Fischer, April 2020

Among its other consequences, the ongoing global outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in an economic crisis. In this legal update we present insolvency law issues which may arise during the crisis and we also propose practical solutions for dealing with challenges that companies may face. 1. Background – Insolvency and the Coronavirus Crisis The crisis has shaken the stability of many companies, especially companies that were leveraged immediately before the crisis began...

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