United States Consulate General Jerusalem
July 24, 2017
Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem
Due to ongoing tensions and the potential for clashes in and around the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old City is extended again until Monday, July 31 at 9:00 am, without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate General. This restriction includes the immediate vicinity of the Old City gates. We recommend that private U.S. citizens take into consideration these restrictions and the additional guidance contained in the Department of State’s travel warning for Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank when making decisions regarding their travel in the Old City and in Jerusalem.