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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Israel Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Israel

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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)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Israel from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

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

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.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Jerusalem
Population about 6.5 million
Size 20.770 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Jersey
Common languages he,ar-IL,en-IL,
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Israel is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions
  • and pesticides
  • chemical fertilizers
  • desertification
  • groundwater pollution from industrial and domestic waste
  • limited arable land and restricted natural freshwater resources

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • periodic earthquakes
  • sandstorms may occur during spring and summer

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Israel. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. caustic soda
  3. cement
  4. chemical products
  5. communications
  6. computer-aided design
  7. construction
  8. cut diamonds
  9. fiber optics
  10. food

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. citrus
  3. cotton
  4. dairy products
  5. poultry
  6. vegetables

Israeli Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Israel.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. apparel
  3. chemicals
  4. cut diamonds
  5. equipment
  6. machinery
  7. software
  8. textiles

Import products

  1. consumer goods
  2. fuels
  3. grain
  4. investment goods
  5. military equipment
  6. raw materials
  7. rough diamonds

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Israel?

Israel is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Israel.

So ... is it safe to travel Israel?

Visiting the country Israel is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Israel?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 6 active advisories for Israel.