What is a Travel Alert?

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  What is a Travel Alert?

A travel alert is the recommendation by the NSC to Israelis who intend to visit and/or stay abroad, regarding the countries to be avoided due to terrorist threats.

Types of Travel Alerts:
1. Comprehensive Travel Alert - The Counterterrorism Bureau's recommendation is to avoid visiting and/or staying in any of the territory of a particular country (including its territorial waters)

2. Limited Travel Alert - The NSC's recommendation to avoid visiting and/or staying at a specific place or defined area within a particular country

 
Travel Alert Threat Levels:
1. Very high concrete threat: The NSC recommends to avoid any visit and leave the country immediately.
2. High concrete threat: The NSC recommends to avoid visiting and leave the country as soon as possible.
3. Basic concrete threat: The NSC recommends to avoid visiting the country.
4. Potential ongoing or occasional threat: The NSC recommends to avoid non-essential visits to these countries. If you must travel to these countries take special precaution and care while there, as advised in the recommended rules of conduct abroad.
 
Note: Countries for which there is no known terrorist threat will not be subject to travel alerts of any level, as is the case with most countries 
 
Travel Alert Status:
1. TheNSC's travel alerts are not binding and the absence of a travel alert should not be understood as authorization to travel.
2. The decision whether to visit or stay in a particular country, or specific places abroad, is at the sole discretion of any individual and is their exclusive responsibility. It is the duty of the individual to consider the implications of the travel alerts and other risks besides terrorism, and to be aware of the provisions of Israeli law (see the Prevention of Infiltration Law).
 
Information on Additional Risks:
1. Travel alerts published by the NSC relate only to threats from terrorism.
2. Additional vital information for Israeli visitors abroad (pertaining to health, criminal law, unstable security situations, natural disasters, etc.) can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.