This page will be updated as more information from the U.S. Department of State becomes available
Starting Friday, October 13, 2023, the U.S. government will arrange charter flights to assist U.S. citizens and their immediate family members who have been unable to book commercial transit and seek a safe means of departing Israel. From these locations, individuals will be able to make their own onward travel arrangements to the destination of their choice. These initial transportation options will be augmented in the coming days. Senior State Department officials are actively working with airline carriers and international partners on how best to provide additional options to U.S. citizens seeking to depart Israel or conduct onward travel to the United States. More information is available here.
U.S. citizens in need of assistance and/or a safe means of departing Israel should complete the State Department's crisis intake form as soon as possible. Citizens may also call 1-833-890-9595 (toll free) or 1-606-641-0131
Senator Baldwin's office can also contact the Department on behalf of Wisconsinites requesting assistance. Please fill out the Senator's online form here.
Bureau of Consular Affairs:
Calling from U.S.: 1-833-890-9595 or 606-641-0131
Calling from Israel: 03-519-7426
U.S. citizens wishing to depart Israel can check the status of Ben Gurion International Airport and the availability and status of flights here: https://www.iaa.gov.il/en/airports/ben-gurion/flight-board/?flightType=departures. Ben Gurion International Airport remains open, however some flights have been reduced or suspended, and U.S. carriers have temporarily suspended flights to Israel. Individuals should check with the airlines on the availability of flights and flight status.
U.S. citizens can check the status of land border crossings here:
For the latest updates, please monitor the messages to U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Israel: https://il.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/
Additional updates will be posted to the travel advisory for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza as they are issued: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/IsraeltheWestBankandGaza.html
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