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The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is deeply saddened by the events that took place at our southern border with Gaza on Saturday, October 7.

As a result of the events, the government has declared a state of emergency.

The safety and security of our visitors is our top priority, and we are working to ensure their well-being in every way possible. IMOT, in collaboration with relevant authorities, is working to assist those who wish to depart from Israel. While US carriers have suspended flights to Israel, Ben Gurion International Airport remains open, and many flights are still departing Israel. Travelers should continue to check the status of flights and the status of Ben Gurion International Airport here:

The Ministry of Tourism is operating a “virtual office” reachable via WhatsApp (+972 55 972 6931) or email ([email protected]).

Travelers currently in Israel can dial 104 for information or contact Home Front Command on WhatsApp or SMS on +972 52 910 4104.

IMOT will provide updates on travel to and around Israel as new information is available.

Helpful Links 

  1. Israel Ministry of Tourism
  2. Ben Gurion Airport
  3. Israel US Embassy