Travel Safety in Israel and Jordan

By Petal Mashraki | Published on 12/18/2018

At the moment the status of Israel is classified as “Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest". Due to COVID-19 until further notice, entry to Israel is still denied to most non-citizens or non-residents of Israel arriving from anywhere in the world. The Ministry of Health has permitted a few vaccinated groups from the "green list" countries, to enter Israel as a study case. 

Protective Face Masks For Coronavirus

Protective Face Masks For Coronavirus. Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Travel Safety – Israel

There is at present no “war” in Israel and so for the most part life goes on as usual. Almost all the top travel destinations in Israel, attractions, and sites are in safe areas of the country. You will have no problem or threat of safety if you wish to visit Tel Aviv, tour Jerusalem, see Haifa, or get to the Dead Sea, to name a few.

The areas to avoid are those near the Lebanon border (Sheba’a Farms and Ghajar); and Gaza and its immediate surroundings. If you wish to visit the West Bank, note that you can do so - but better take an organized tour to avoid trouble - for example, a day tour to Bethlehem or a trip to Jericho

So is it safe to travel in Israel? Considering the infection rates drop and the high percentage of vaccinated residents in Israel, the risk has significantly reduced.

Jaffa Port Aerial View, Israel

Jaffa Port Aerial View, Israel. Photo credit: © Shutterstock

Travel Safety – Jordan

So is it safe to travel to Jordan from Israel? Normally, Jordan is safe for visitors and actually takes great precautions to insure tourist comfort and safety. In this updated analysis you'll see just how safe Jordan is. No wonder so many visitors like to combine Israel and Jorden Tours, and enrich their visit to the holy land with a Petra Tour from Jerusalem.

Once you are set to travel to Israel, you can further ensure your safety by registering with your embassy in Israel, this way, you will be sent current or emergency travel warnings. Also, travel with full travel insurance coverage; leave photocopies of your itinerary, passport, and other documents with a friend or family; travel with the local embassy’s address and phone number and be aware of local customs and norms so as not to get yourself in any dangerous situations.

Treasury, Petra Archeological Park, Jordan

Treasury, Petra Archeological Park, Jordan. Photo credit: © Shutterstock