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Warden Message

February 19, 2011

As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem has suspended all personal travel of official American personnel to Jericho and has restricted personal travel of official American personnel on routes 1 and 90 (including to and from the Allenby Bridge) to pre-authorized travel only. These restrictions are in effect Saturday through Monday, February 19-21, 2011.

U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website:, 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":, 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:

For further information, U.S. citizens may telephone the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 622-7221 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 <> .  

These along with other Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and Country Specific Information  are available on the Department's Internet website at  

Up-to-date information on security conditions can also be accessed at or