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Travel Advisory: Unrest in Israel and the Palestinian Territories [Updated 9 December 2017]

There have been outbreaks of violence and clashes following the announcement on 6 December 2017 of the United States of America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.  Singaporeans are advised to avoid all travel to Gaza.  Non-essential travel to the West Bank, including Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah, and Israel’s borders with the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria, should be avoided.  Singaporeans should exercise a high degree of caution in Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and East Jerusalem.  

For Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, they are advised to remain vigilant, monitor the local news and developments closely, heed the instructions of local authorities and avoid areas known for public disturbances or where large crowds congregate. 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 https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg 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 our Consulate-General in Tel Aviv or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Tel Aviv
Habarzel 34 (5th floor)
Tel Aviv 6971052, Israel
Telephone: +972-(3) 6476159 / 5475109
Mobile: +972-544499081
Email: shuki@s-gl.co.ilshuki@gibf-bio.com

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg