Department of Pilgrimage (Haifa) issues travel warning to Bahá’ís

Baha'i Pilgrims

Dear Bahá’í Friend,

We acknowledge receipt of your email letter of xxxxx 2016.

With respect to your enquiry about staying in other parts of Israel for personal reasons, we are able to inform you that in general pilgrims are permitted to spend a total of 38 days in Israel and brief visitors are permitted to spend about two weeks in Israel. In general, you are encouraged to follow any advice issued by your government or other appropriate sources about travel within Israel.  Given the current circumstances in the country, you are asked not to visit Jerusalem until further notice.  In addition, you are asked not to visit Gaza or the West Bank - which includes Bethlehem and Jericho.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,

Department of Pilgrimage

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