Current travel advisories for Israel

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

Please reconsider your need to travel to Israel.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 5

Israel is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 7 million citizens and a land mass of 20,770 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Israel shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Egypt (3.4), Jordan (3.3), Lebanon with (3.2) and Palestinian Territory with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah due to the threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest. Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Israel due to the threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest. New Zealanders in Israel should also be aware that the on-going conflict in Syria is having a destabilising effect on the region and this could also affect the security situation in Israel. We recommend you follow any advice and instructions issued by the local authorities. See the Israel Defence Forces Home Front Command website for details. 

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to Israel’s border with Gaza due to civil unrest, the risk of rocket fire and military operations. Avoid non-essential travel to the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah) due to the unpredictable security situation and the potential for violent civil unrest. 

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the occupied Palestinian territory of Gaza (including the waters off Gaza) due to the unpredictable security situation, threat of kidnapping and potential for military operations. New Zealanders currently in Gaza are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so. The New Zealand government has an extremely limited ability to provide assistance to New Zealand nationals in Gaza. Do not travel to Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar or within 500 metres of the border with Lebanon (the “Blue Line”) due to the risk of rocket fire, militant activity and military operations. Do not travel to all parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to the east of route 98, or to the border area with Syria, due to the possibility of rocket fire, militant activity and military operations.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/israel-west-bank-and-gaza-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest.   Exercise increased caution when traveling to the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest.  Do not travel to Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk. Read the country information page and this entire Travel Advisory.    Terrorist groups and lone-wolf terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Violence can occur in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza without warning. There has been a marked increase in demonstrations throughout Israel, some with little or no warning.    West Bank: U.S. government travel throughout the West Bank is limited. Visit our website for Travel to High Risk Areas.   Gaza:  The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gaza as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling there and are restricted from traveling close to the Gaza demarcation line.  Hamas, a U.S. government-designated foreign terrorist organization, controls the security infrastructure in Gaza. The security environment within Gaza and on its borders is dangerous and volatile. Sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military responses may occur at any time. During periods of unrest or armed conflict, the crossings between Gaza with Israel and Egypt may be closed.  Visit our website for Travel to High Risk Areas.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza have unknown levels of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IL

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Israel, Västbanken och östra Jerusalem i Palestinska området: laktta särsklid försiktighet. Gaza, Palestinska området:Undvik alla resor. Gränsområdena mot Gaza, Libanon och Syrien: Undvik onödiga resor.I västra och östra Jerusalem och på Västbanken är det oroligt och det förekommer ofta våldsamheter. Enstaka våldsdåd förekommer i Israel.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid all travel to certain areas

Danger level: 4

Avoid all travel to certain areas.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 7 million
Covering landmass
20,770 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Shekel (ILS)
ISO 2-Letter Code
IL
Phone prefix
+972
Top Level Domain
.il
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in Israel (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Israel.

Is Israel safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Israel. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Israel?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Israel.

What countries does Israel share land borders with?

Israel shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Egypt (3.4), Jordan (3.3), Lebanon with (3.2) and Palestinian Territory with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!