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Jerusalem Travel warnings

Gaza Strip/Israel Conflict Intensifies - Travel Alert

The troubled Gaza strip is now considered to be a 'Do Not Travel' destination by the Australian government, following a series of deadly exchanges between Israeli forces and Palestinian group Hamas.  The death toll

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Israel Airport Security - Is Getting In Really That Tough?

Given the level of tension in the region, it will be no surprise that security at Israel’s airports is stringent.If arriving by aircraft you will notice a ‘selection committee’ of 2 security guards waiting when yo

The Complexities Of Israel Visas

Due to ongoing tensions between Israel and its neighbours travellers must be very careful when presenting their passport to enter or leave the country. Be aware that if you visit Israel and get a visa stamp in your pass

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US Consul in Jerusalem bans all consular staff ravel to West bank due to heightened security concerns, and puts Old City off-limits 4-6 Sept

almost 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Jerusalem

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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What to do in case of an emercengy, in the following weeks, if I am staying in the Palestinian part of Jeruslaem. Spanish citizen. Thanks!

If you can why not visit the consulate in east jerusalem and register your presence. The address is: Sheikh Jarrah Quarter, 5 Hativat Har’el Street. The Isra... read more »
over 3 years ago

Would it be safe to travel to Tele Viv,Israel in November, knowing what Syria has done this past week, 9-1-2013

Hard to tell at this point in time, but generally Tel Aviv authorities place a high premium on the safety and security of their citizens and visitors. In the... read more »
almost 4 years ago

Is it safe to travel to Israel at the beginning of September 2012?

Obviously it's impossible to predict accurately what will happen in the future, especially when there are considerable diplomatic efforts to avoid anything t... read more »
almost 5 years ago

How safe is trip from Tel Aviv to Petra jordon and return?

Herbert, as other posts on this site will show Tel Aviv is relatively safe (at present). Jordan is one of the most tourist-friendly middle eastern destinatio... read more »
almost 5 years ago

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