Is Israel Safe to Visit?

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Please note that this is not a political post and this site remains unpolitical. It is aimed at giving useful information to travellers and cannot be relied upon totally as the situation is constantly developing.

In light of the recent developments in the Gaza Strip, the question running through the minds of many people planning to visit Israel is whether it is still safe?

The answer, you will be pleased to hear, is that yes it is.

The affected area in Israel is about a 30 mile radius of the Gaza Strip. It isnt an area which many tourists visit anyway, and there really isnt much on the site which recommends visiting this area.

The US, UK and Australian governments, as well as many others, keep citizens up to date with travel advice on their sites. At the moment, there is no change in the general level of advice in travelling to Israel from any of these governments.

We follow the advice which is clearly posted on these sites, and advise that you continue to check here, links can be found at the bottom of this post. We feel that it is important though, to remember that you are still safer in Israel at a time like this than in almost anywhere in the USA in a statistical sense.

The links:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Israel_Gaza_Strip_and_West_Bank
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/israel-occupied

We hope you continue to plan and look forward to your visit to Israel, where we hope you'll have a really cool time!

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