Following the terrible events that have taken place in Israel since Saturday October 7, the Israeli National Tourism Office is taking stock of all available information.
The appalling attack suffered by Israel at the hands of the terrorist organization Hamas forced Israel to declare a state of emergency in the border area with the Gaza Strip, within a radius of 80 kilometers. No vehicles are therefore authorized to circulate in this area.
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism’s top priority is ensuring the safety of tourists. He is in contact with all authorities and monitors the situation in real time in order to provide the most accurate assistance and information possible. Around 130,000 foreign tourists are currently visiting Israel and none of them have been affected.
The Ministry of Tourism has set up a virtual office to inform and guide tourists. The virtual tourism office is available on WhatsApp only at +972-55-972-6931, or by email at [email protected].
On its website https://www.gov.il/en/departments=/news/security-update, the Ministry of Tourism provides precise instructions to travelers currently in Israel on how to react in the event of a siren sounding , and recommends staying near buildings and protected spaces.
Currently, many airlines offer international flights to and from Israel.
ELAL, which operates in accordance with the instructions of the Israeli security forces and is in direct and permanent contact with them, has not changed its flight schedule.
Air France, Transavia France and Easyjet have suspended their flights until further notice.
It is necessary to contact the airline or agency with which the trip was organized and booked for up-to-date and complete information. Flight schedules are subject to change and certain flights to be cancelled.
The team at the Israeli National Tourist Office in Paris sincerely thanks all those involved in French tourism for their messages of support and sympathy over the past 48 hours. She hopes that the fruitful collaborations established with professionals can resume quickly.