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2011 Warden Messages to U.S. Citizens

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens Regarding Travel to Southern Israel

September 25, 2011

There is a credible threat of increased terrorist activity near the
border between Israel and Egypt.  Due to proximity to the border area,
surrounding areas adjacent to the Gulf of Aqaba in Israel, Egypt and
Jordan could be affected.  U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise
caution and take appropriate measures to ensure their safety and
security while traveling in this region. U.S. citizens planning to
travel in this area should monitor local news sources to find the latest
information on the situation, as it can change unexpectedly. Mission
personnel have been instructed to notify the regional security office if
they plan to travel to the area.

U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S.
Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website
http://www.travel.state.gov/, where the current Worldwide Caution,
Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be
found.  U.S. citizens are also encouraged to review "A safe trip abroad"
http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html, which
includes valuable security information for those both living and
traveling abroad.  In addition to information on the Internet, travelers
may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling
1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the
United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

U.S. citizens are advised to maintain valid travel documents and
register with the Department of State or through the State Department
travel registration website: https://travelregistration.state.gov

For further information, U.S. citizens may telephone the Consulate
General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 630-4000 or the Embassy in Tel Aviv at
(972) (3) 519-7575 during working hours. After hours (for emergencies),
U.S. citizens may telephone either the Consulate General at: (972) (2)
622-7250, or the Embassy in Tel Aviv at: (972) (3) 519-7551.

Current information on travel and security in Israel, Jerusalem, the
West Bank, and the Gaza Strip may be obtained from the Department of
State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or,
from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.  For additional and more in-depth
information about specific aspects of travel to these areas, U.S.
citizens should consult:  the Country Specific Information for Israel,
Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza; and the Worldwide Caution
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4787.html .  These
along with other Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and Country Specific
Information
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html  are
available on the Department's Internet website at
http://travel.state.gov  . 

Up-to-date information on security conditions can also be accessed at
http://usembassy-israel.org.il or
http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov .