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Security Alert: Jerusalem, Alterations to Travel Restrictions in Northern Israel

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Location:
 Lebanese Border Areas and Golan Heights Region

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has lifted the temporary travel restrictions on U.S. government employees and their family members conducting personal travel to northern Israel that were put in place on December 18, 2018.  U.S. government employees and their family members can resume personal travel to the area north of Route 89 and west of Route 90, as well as north of Route 99. Travel restrictions of U.S. government employees and their family members remain in effect within 1.5 miles (2.4 kms) of the Lebanese border and east of Route 98 in the Golan Heights, including Mount Hermon. Official travel by U.S. government employees in these areas is permitted only to conduct essential travel and may require additional security measures.

Actions to Take:

Avoid the area.

See the State Department’s travel website for the Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Travel Advisory and Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
14 David Flusser St.
Jerusalem
Telephone: +972-2-630-4000
E-mail: JerusalemACS@state.gov

Website: https://il.usembassy.gov/     

U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv
71 HaYarkon St.
Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972-3-519-7575
E-mail: TelAvivACS@state.gov

Website: https://il.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747or 202-501-4444

Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information

Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Travel Advisory

Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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