The Australian government has updated its travel advice for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
As well as continued advice not to travel to Gaza due to the dangerous and uncertain security situation, it now also advises not to travel to areas near the border with Gaza due to ongoing armed conflict.
“Rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. There have been separate terror attacks on civilians. Authorities are also monitoring security on Israel’s northern border and have asked residents of some towns to evacuate, including in Rosh Hanikra, Adamit, Bezet and Hanita.”
“Monitor local media and public safety information updates through the National Emergency Portal (accessible in Israel only).”
“If you’re in Gaza, be aware of your surroundings, and review your personal security plans. Monitor your own organisation’s security contacts for information about changing security conditions and alerts to seek shelter. If you need emergency consular assistance, contact the Australian Government’s Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305. We may not be able to provide consular help in Gaza. See ‘Safety’. Some flights out of Israel have been delayed or cancelled. See ‘Travel’.
Exercise a high degree of caution in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories overall due to civil unrest and the threat of terrorist attack, rocket fire and military confrontation.
Higher levels apply in some areas.