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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem, Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

Near East > Jerusalem

While tensions in and around the Old City have decreased in the past several days, due to the continued potential for unrest, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old City has been extended until Wednesday, August 2 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, the West Bank, and Gaza when making decisions regarding their travel in the Old City and in Jerusalem.  

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