The main tourist areas- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Negev, Dead Sea, and Galilee, remain as safe as always.
The area of the country around Gaza is not touristic and there is no reason for tourists to go travel there.
Tourists should also be very vigilant when traveling to the West Bank or east Jerusalem.
Is it safe to go to Jerusalem 2019?
Jerusalem is safe but it’s also a complicated city. It will probably be the highlight of your trip so you definitely should not avoid it. In fact, many Israelis avoid visiting east Jerusalem at all, with the possible exception of the Old City.
Is it safe to visit Jerusalem 2020?
Jerusalem is very safe. Of course nobody can foresee what might happen at any time in the future (anywhere in the world), but there is no reason not to visit. Two and a half months from now is an eternity in Middle East politics, and the chances are that it will all have blown over long before then.
Can I travel to Jerusalem?
To travel to Jerusalem, first take a flight to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV). This is because people who travel to Israel and get stamps in their passport are not allowed to visit certain Arab countries that have diplomatic problems with Israel. Without Israeli stamps, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Is it safe to travel to the Holy Land?
Visitors are advised to avoid travel to the Gaza Strip in the south and the Golan Heights on the northern border of Israel. Most of the holy sights are not in these areas, but the U.S. government also advises its employees to travel to the Old City in Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives only in daylight hours.
Is Bethlehem safe in 2020?
Yes, it’s safe. Any protests will almost certainly be history a week from now; they usually last for three days! And if you are referring to the violence in Gaza, that is nowhere near either Jerusalem or Bethlehem, and far from where tourists are generally likely to visit.
When should you not go to Israel?
Other times to avoid are The last 10 days of December, Easter, Passover and July and August. To avoid heat, don’t go in July and August, even early September (and in September you often have holidays to worry about).
Is Bethlehem worth visiting?
Absolutely. I loved visiting Bethlehem, even though I am not religious. The town is definitely worth a visit for its variety of things to see and do, its historical and cultural significance, and unique atmosphere. Bethlehem is a super easy day trip from Jerusalem, and an easy one from Tel Aviv – don’t miss it!
What should you not wear in Israel?
For those travelers who plan to visit religious sites such as churches, mosques, and the Western Wall, it is advisable to avoid short skirts, short shorts, and sleeveless shirts. Women are not meant to show off their shoulders, knees, and chest when visiting these sites.
What should I wear to the Holy Land tour?
Long light skirts for women and be very cool, and work with the dress code, and light-weight, light-colored linen or cotton slacks, like light khakis, work best for men. At holy site, for men and women alike, legs (nearly all) and shoulders need to be covered. No tank tops, and sleeveless shirts/blouses/dresses.