Skip to content

Guidance for Americans in Israel and Gaza

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

Additionally, citizens should enroll in the Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Senator Baldwin's office can also contact the Department on behalf of Wisconsinites requesting assistance. Please fill out the Senator's online form here.

Additional Resources

Bureau of Consular Affairs:

Calling from U.S.: 1-833-890-9595 or 606-641-0131

Calling from Israel: 03-519-7426

Travel Options & Alerts

U.S. citizens wishing to depart Israel can check the status of Ben Gurion International Airport and the availability and status of flights here: 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:

Additional updates will be posted to the travel advisory for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza as they are issued:

Disclaimer: All information, content, and materials available on this page are for general informational purposes only.

This webpage shares information, email addresses and links to other sites or entities on the Internet that are not maintained by Senator Baldwin. Resources, email addresses and links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Senator Baldwin of any of the products, services or opinions of the entity or organization or individual. Senator Baldwin bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.