Israeli National Security Council Raises Travel Warnings Globally

By Hamodia Staff

Since the beginning of the war, the National Security Council (NSC) has been conducting ongoing situation assessments together with the Israeli security organizations.

The threat level for many countries in Western Europe (including the U.K., France, and Germany), South America (including Brazil and Argentina), as well as Australia and Russia, has been raised to level 2, with the recommendation to exercise increased caution.

The threat level for countries in Africa (including South Africa and Eritrea) and Central Asia (including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan) has been raised to level 3, with the recommendation to reconsider non-essential travel to these countries.

Since the beginning of the war, the NSC has identified increased efforts by Iran and its proxies, including Hamas and global Jihad factions, to harm Israeli and Jewish targets around the world. At the same time, there is a constant and significant rise in incitement, attempted attacks, and manifestations of antisemitism in many countries.

Therefore, the NSC reiterates and underlines its recommendation to weigh the essentiality of travel at this time. For Israeli citizens traveling abroad, they recommend choosing their destinations wisely, while exercising recommended precautionary measures wherever they are, and examining their conduct in light of the recommendations detailed by the NSC, and especially:

a. Postponing travel to countries for which travel warnings have been issued, and particularly Arab and Middle Eastern countries, the North Caucasus, countries bordering Iran, and several Muslim countries in Asia.

b. Checking whether there have been anti-Israel protests and violence at the destination, even in countries for which no travel warnings have been issued.

c. Staying away from demonstrations and protests.

d. Remaining alert while abroad and being aware of things happening around you.

e. Avoiding openly displaying Israeli and Jewish identities and any relevant symbols, and staying away from Israeli and Jewish gatherings.

f. Finding out in advance the phone numbers for emergency services in the destination country and of the Israeli mission, if there is one.

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