Location: Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza
Event: Limitation of Passport Services
Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of State’s passport printing centers are no longer processing routine cases. If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents.
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv can assist with an emergency passport for U.S. citizens with a life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate international travel. For a minor who qualifies for U.S. citizenship and who has not yet received a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), an emergency passport may be issued. Please visit the U.S. Embassy website for more information and to request an emergency passport appointment.
We encourage all U.S. citizens abroad to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates.
Actions to Take:
- Encourage all U.S. citizens to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
14 David Flusser St.
- U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv
71 HaYarkon St.
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts.
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