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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tel Aviv (Israel), Ongoing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

Near East > Israel; Near East > Jerusalem

Based on continued tensions and the potential for clashes in the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old City is extended until Monday, July 24 at 9:00 am, without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate General.  This restriction includes the immediate vicinity of the Old City gates.  We recommend that private U.S. citizens take into consideration these restrictions and the additional guidance contained in the Department of State’s travel warning for Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank when making decisions regarding their travel in the Old City and in Jerusalem. 

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