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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Israel Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Israel

Israel with its capital Jerusalem is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly larger than New Jersey (20,770 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon. The climate can be described as temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas. The landscape is Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley. With a population of about 6.5 million citizens.

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Israel. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Israel shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Israel), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Syria (5), Palestinian Territory (3.3), Lebanon (3.2), Egypt with 2.9 and Jordan with 2.4 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

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: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

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. 

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid all travel to certain areas

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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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 the  regions listed below due to the present security tensions. The Ministry advises against all travel to:

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

About Israel

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Jerusalem
Population about 6.5 million
Size 20770 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Jersey
Common languages Hebrew, Arabic, English
Timezone Asia/Jerusalem with UTC offset of 3 hour(s)
Currency Shekel (short: ILS)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900, 1800, 3G
International phone prefix +972
Internet Top Level Domain .il
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 IL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ISR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 376

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