U.S. Citizens Who Desire Assistance Departing the Gaza Strip

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem alerts U.S. citizens who desire assistance departing the Gaza Strip to email JerusalemACS@state.gov no later than 8:00 am on Friday, July 11 with the information below for you and each immediate family member who will travel with you. Immediate family is defined as spouse and children aged 18 and under only.

  • Full name as it appears on your Palestinian ID documents – all four names (if you do not have a Palestinian document, give us your name as written on your U.S. passport)
  • U.S. passport number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Palestinian ID number
  • Palestinian passport number and validity

After receiving your information, the Consulate General will be back in touch with you regarding next steps.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Internet website where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found, including the current Travel Warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Facebook. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers outside of the United States and Canada, on a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens are advised to maintain valid travel documents and enroll with the Department of State or the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem through the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program website.

For further information, U.S. citizens may telephone the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 630-4000 or the Embassy in Tel Aviv at (972) (3) 519-7575 during working hours or the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 630-4000. After hours (for emergencies), U.S. citizens may telephone either the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 622-7250 or the Embassy in Tel Aviv at (972) (3) 519-7551 or the Consulate General in Jerusalem at (972) (2) 622-7250. Up-to-date information on security conditions can also be accessed on our Facebook page.