Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Last updated： May 17, 2018 12:52 ET
Still valid： May 20, 2018 20:43 ET
Latest updates：Safety and security - clashes in the Gaza Strip
Israel - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Israel as the security situation may change rapidly.
Gaza Strip - AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip, due to continuing conflict between Israel and Gaza-based terrorists, such as Hamas, and the possible resumption of armed hostilities. If you travel to the Gaza Strip, you may be unable to leave. See Safety and Security for more information.
West Bank - AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Avoid non-essential travel to the West Bank, excluding Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, due to the unpredictable security situation. See Safety and Security for more information.
The border with the Gaza strip - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, due to the risk of rocket and mortar fire, gunfire and military activity.
Border with Syria - Avoid all travel
Avoid all travel to the parts of the Golan Heights that border Syria, that is, east of Highway 98 - with the exception of the urban communities of Buq’ata, Majdal Shams and Mas’ada - due to increased militant and Israel Defense Forces activity.
Border between Israel and Egypt - Avoid all travel
Avoid all travel to areas within 5 km of the border between Israel and Egypt, as the security situation could deteriorate rapidly. This includes Highway 10 and portions of Highway 12 near the border. Avoid areas where military activity has been reported. This advisory excludes the town of Eilat.
Border with Lebanon - Avoid all travel
Avoid all travel to within 500 metres of the border with Lebanon, due to military activity.
Jerusalem - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Jerusalem due to protests and clashes between protesters and local authorities in East Jerusalem and parts of the Old City, and politically motivated attacks and violence throughout the city.
Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah as the security situation can change rapidly.
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