Security Message for Israel Citizens: Travel to the United States Temporarily Off-LimitsDecember 3, 2015
The Israel Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General in New York are closely monitoring the local security situation in the United States. Based on the current security threat environment, official Israel government personnel and their families, as well as visiting Israelis are restricted from travel to California until further notice. In addition, New York remains off-limits after dark until further notice.The prior restriction from visiting the city of Chicago is still in place but that on Miami has been lifted. We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, to monitor the media, and to follow directions of emergency responders.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Bethlehem after 9:30 pm Temporarily Off-Limits for Official U.S. Personnel
July 24, 2014
The American Consulate General in Jerusalem is closely monitoring the local security situation. Based on the current security threat environment, official U.S. personnel and their families are restricted from travel to Bethlehem after 9:30 p.m. and from staying in Bethlehem overnight until further notice.
The Old City of Jerusalem remains off-limits after dark until further notice for all official U.S. personnel and their families. The Old City is restricted all day every Friday during Ramadan due to large crowds and overall congestion.
The prior restriction on official U.S personnel and their families from visiting the Shu’fat neighborhood of Jerusalem has been lifted.
We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, to monitor the media, and to follow directions of emergency responders.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Internet website where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found, including the current TravelWarning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers outside of the United States and Canada, on a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens are advised to maintain valid travel documents and enroll with the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv through the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program website, https://
For further information, U.S. citizens may telephone the Embassy in Tel Aviv at (972) (3) 519-7575 during working hours or the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 630-4000. After hours (for emergencies), U.S. citizens may telephone either the Embassy in Tel Aviv at (972) (3) 519-7551 or theConsulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 622-7250. Up-to-date information on security conditions can also be accessed at http://israel.usembassy.gov
, http://jerusalem. usconsulate.gov or on our Facebook page.