Public Advisory: On Philippine Travel Agencies and Filipinos Planning to Make Pilgrimage Tours to the Holy Land

06 March 2020 - The Department of Foreign Affairs advises all Filipinos planning to undertake pilgrimages to the Holy Land to postpone their trips until further notice.

The Palestinian Authority has decided to temporarily ban the entry of all tourists into the West Bank, including Bethlehem and Jericho. In addition, the Israeli government also decided to restrict all travels to Bethlehem from Israel.

Prospective travelers are therefore advised to coordinate with their tour operators to avoid any inconvenience. END