Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest.
Exercise increased caution when traveling to the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest.
Do not travel to Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.
Some areas have increased risk. Read the country information page and this entire Travel Advisory.
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 Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza without warning. There has been a marked increase in demonstrations throughout Israel, some with little or no warning.
West Bank: U.S. government travel throughout the West Bank is limited. Visit our website for Travel to High Risk Areas.
Gaza: The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gaza as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling there and are restricted from traveling close to the Gaza demarcation line. Hamas, a U.S. government-designated foreign terrorist organization, controls the security infrastructure in Gaza. The security environment within Gaza and on its borders is dangerous and volatile. Sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military responses may occur at any time. During periods of unrest or armed conflict, the crossings between Gaza with Israel and Egypt may be closed.
Visit our website for Travel to High Risk Areas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza have unknown levels of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Israel and/or the West Bank:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.