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West Bank-Gaza Strip

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for West Bank-Gaza Strip
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for West Bank-Gaza Strip
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Gaza

Risk Summary

The travel security risks differ greatly between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip; the risks associated with travel to the West Bank are rated as MEDIUM, and to Gaza as EXTREME.

The principal risk associated with travel to the West Bank arises from the travel security and logistics implications linked to an Israel Defense Force (IDF) security operation and the potential for associated unrest and movement restrictions. Demonstrations and associated clashes between Palestinians and the IDF over various issues occur daily, most often in areas than business travellers are unliky to visit, and often without much or any prior warning. Any localised outbreak of unrest is liable to result in traffic restrictions, including road closures and sometimes temporary, short-notice closures of border checkpoints, meaning that road travel should only be undertaken with a trusted local driver who is aware of ongoing and emerging security developments.

The security environment in Gaza is unstable due the risk of conflict with Israel and internal faction disputes. There is a persistent risk of IDF airstrikes in Gaza. Most recently, Israel launched a heavy and intense air and ground offensive against Gaza in July-August 2014, in November 2012 and in December 2008-January 2009. Given the territory's high population density and residential build-up, airstrikes, while intended to target suspected militant facilities and personnel, often affect civilian infrastructure.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For West Bank-Gaza Strip
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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