Reconsider travel to Israel due to COVID-19, travel restrictions, and quarantine procedures instituted by the Government of Israel. Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest.

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Do not travel to the West Bank due to COVID-19, travel restrictions and quarantine procedures instituted by the Palestinian Authority. Exercise increased caution in the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Do not travel to Gaza due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

Read the country information page.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Israel due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Israel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the West Bank due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the West Bank.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Gaza due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Gaza.

If you decide to travel to Israel and/or the West Bank:

  • See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
  • Have a plan to depart Israel and the West Bank, which does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage due to quarantine restrictions. 
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Additionally, Gaza is Level 4 – do not travel – due to the following additional reasons: terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.