Israel tells citizens to leave Egypt and Jordan, avoid travel to Arab and some  Asian countries

Arab Affairs By TPS • 21 October, 2023

Jerusalem, 21 October, 2023 (TPS) -- Jerusalem, 21 October, 2023 (TPS) — The Israeli government has issued a travel warning to all citizens, advising them not to travel to Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, along with other countries.

The government voiced its concern for the safety of Israelis traveling in majority-Moslem countries. Two Israelis were killed by an Egyptian policeman last week.

“Due to the continuation of the war, further significant aggravation has been detected in protests against Israel in recent days in various countries of the world, with an emphasis on Arab countries in the Middle East, alongside displays of hostility and violence against Israeli and Jewish symbols,” the government warning reads.

The travel advisory was jointly issued by the National Security Agency, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Ministry.

Both Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula were listed as locations that have become increasingly dangerous for Israeli travelers.

The government is also warning about travel to all Middle East/Arab countries, along with Turkey, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco.

Other countries to be avoided by Israeli travelers include Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Maldives.