Travel Advisory for Israel and the Palestinian Territories

07 February 2024

As indicated in MFA’s previous Travel Advisory for Israel and the Palestinian Territories, which was last updated on 8 October, Singaporeans should avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel’s borders with the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria. Singaporeans should also avoid all non-essential travel to Israel in view of the ongoing conflict.


Singaporeans residing in Israel are advised to remain vigilant, monitor local developments closely, and avoid areas known for public disturbances or where large crowds congregate, especially in the Old City and East Jerusalem including Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. They should take all necessary precautions for personal safety including purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance.


In addition, Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at so that we can contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those who need consular assistance while in Israel or the Palestinian Territories may contact the Singapore Embassy in Tel Aviv or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:


Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Israel (Tel Aviv)

Address: 28 HaArba’a Street, South Tower (19th floor), Tel Aviv 6473926, Israel

Tel: +972 3 7289334

Fax: +972 3 7289340



Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hr)

Address: Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Fax: +65 6476 7302




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From 1 July 2024, Singaporeans visiting Israel from 1 August 2024 are required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA-IL) on the Israel Population & Immigration Authority website. The Authorisation, which is valid for two years, allows visitors to visit Israel for up to 90 days per visit. Travellers are advised to apply for ETA-IL at least 72 hours before the date of departure to Israel.  

While tourist areas in Israel are generally safe, there have been instances of petty crime such as theft. Be aware of your surroundings and watch your belongings at all times.

Monitor the news and avoid large political demonstrations and public gatherings where possible due to the higher risk of violent incidents.

The security situation in areas bordering Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip is volatile. Rocket fire, shootings, and bombings have been reported. Travellers should note that border crossings, particularly those with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, may be closed without warning for an extended period of time.

Drug offences come with heavy penalties including long prison sentences and heavy fines. Pack your own luggage and be cautious about accepting ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.

Identification must be presented on request. Carry a copy of your passport and entry card with you at all times.

Dress and behave modestly. Respect local sensitivities, especially when visiting religious sites.

Modern healthcare facilities are generally available but can be expensive. Purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website ( so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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