In view of the unstable security situation, residents should avoid all travel to Gaza and areas around. Those intending to visit the country or are already there should exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid protests and large gatherings of people and monitor local announcement on the latest situation. They should also closely monitor the situation as circumstances may change rapidly.
- In mid November 2012, Israeli air strikes hit Gaza while Gaza fired rockets into Israel, resulting in a lot of casualties. On 21 November 2012, a ceasefire was declared.
- In mid June and early August 2012, attacks near the border with Egypt resulted in casualties.
- On 18 August 2011, attack incidents in the city of Eilat resulted in casualties.
- An explosion in Jerusalem on 23 March 2011.
[ current OTA issued on 11 January 2013, 12:00 ]
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Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:
Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)
Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)
Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)
Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)