Current travel advisories for Israel

Last Update: Thursday, 21. February 2019 at 07:25

We advice caution when travelling to Israel.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 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: 3.4 / 5

Israel shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Palestinian Territory (3.3), Lebanon (3.2), Egypt with (3.0) and Jordan with (2.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to: The West Bank due to terrorism, potentially violent civil unrest, and the potential for armed conflict. 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 Jerusalem and the West Bank without warning. U.S. government personnel can travel freely in Israel, except to areas in close proximity to Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt.  Travel of U.S. government personnel is extremely limited throughout the West Bank, and occasionally portions of Jerusalem are off limits to personnel.   The U.S. government prohibits its employees from traveling Gaza.    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

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:
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.

Irish government

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:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Cypriot government

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.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to Israel to exercise a high degree of caution and to avoid any travel to certain regions due to the present security tensions. In particular, the Ministry advises against all travel to:

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.