Current travel advisories for Israel

Last Update: Friday, 10. July 2020 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Israel.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.5 / 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: 3.8 / 5

Israel shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Palestinian Territory (3.7), Egypt (3.4), Lebanon with (3.4) and Jordan with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 33,557 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 344 reported deaths associated with the disease in Israel.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Gaza, Betlehem: undvik alla resor Västbanken: undvik resor som inte är nödvändigaI gränsområdena (mot Gaza, Libanon, Syrien och Egypten): Iaktta särskild för siktighet. I västra och östra Jerusalem och på Västbanken är det oroligt och det förekommer ofta våldsamheter. Enstaka våldsdåd förekommer i Israel.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Israel and the West Bank due to travel restrictions and quarantine procedures instituted by the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). U.S. citizens who live in or seek travel to the United States are encouraged to depart Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza immediately while commercial flights are still available, unless they are prepared to remain in place for an indefinite period. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions related to COVID-19 to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Flights into or out of Israel may be cancelled with little or no notice. The Embassy is not able to assist with arranging commercial travel options. If your travel has been disrupted or to make travel arrangements, please contact your airline. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification.  These departures may limit the ability of U.S. embassies and consulates to provide services to U.S. citizens. On March 18, the Government of Israel announced that foreigners, including U.S. citizens, who are not Israeli citizens or permanent residents, would not be allowed to enter Israel. Exceptions may be made only for non-nationals whose lives are based in Israel. Such individuals who wish to travel to Israel should contact the consular department of the closest Israeli embassy or consulate for further information. We recommend travelers not board flights to Israel without a pre-clearance letter from the Israeli government, as there is otherwise no assurance they will be admitted into the country. The Government of Israel is continually updating its travel restrictions and quarantine policies. As of March 6, 2020, the Palestinian Authority has restricted all foreigners from entering areas of the West Bank under Palestinian Authority control until further notice. Movement and travel between Palestinian districts, including Bethlehem, are restricted to emergencies only. The Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority have announced restrictions and guidelines, including on movements, gatherings, and public transportation, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For a full list of guidelines in Israel, please visit the Israeli Ministry of Health website . For information in the West Bank and Gaza, further information is available here but may not always be up to date. Border crossings may be closed with little or no advance notice. As of March 18, the Government of Israel announced the closure of its borders with Egypt and Jordan. As of March 17 and until further notice, the Government of Jordan suspended all international flights and closed all land borders to passenger traffic. Similarly, as of March 19 and until further notice, the Government of Egypt suspended all international flights. Most checkpoints between Jerusalem and Bethlehem and Bethlehem’s surrounding suburbs in the West Bank have been closed until further notice. Additional checkpoints might be closed on short notice. All U.S. citizens, including those traveling to Ben Gurion airport for onward departure or passing through any open checkpoints between Israel and the West Bank may be subject to increased scrutiny and significant delays.  Visit the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem COVID-19 website, the Israeli Ministry of Health website, and the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health website  (in Arabic only) for additional information. Please read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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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.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/israel-and-the-occupied-territories/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/israel/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Israel. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Tel Aviv har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Israel og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. De israelske myndigheder har meddelt, at alle rejsende, der ankommer til Israel fra alle lande, skal i 14 dages hjemmekarantæne. Turister skal dokumentere, at hjemmekarantæne kan finde sted i privat hjem (ikke hotel eller lignende). Læs mere om hjemmekarantæne. Restriktionerne for turister trådte i kraft den 12. marts kl. 20. Forud for indrejse er det et krav, at der indhentes forhåndsgodkendelse for hjemmekarantæne hos den israelske ambassade/konsulat i opholdslandet. Du bør til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. Du bør være opmærksom pga. risiko for terror. I grænseområderne til Gazastriben er der risiko for raketangreb. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge området. Som følge af den seneste tids hændelser i regionen er der et øget spændingsniveau. Du bør du holde dig opdateret om den aktuelle sikkerhedssituation via de lokale myndigheder, nyhedsmedierne og dit rejsebureau. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anbefalinger.  

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

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 3.5 (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 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Palestinian Territory (3.7), Egypt (3.4), Lebanon with (3.4) and Jordan with (3.3 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!