Ministers Seeking to Compel Travel Agents to Warn Travelers


The Ministries of Justice and Tourism are working on legislation that would compel travel agents to warn travelers to areas included in counter-terrorism bureau travel advisories. The move is geared at limiting travel to such areas.

Travelers to such areas will be compelled to sign a waiver that they have been informed and are indeed aware of the risk involved.

In addition, the legislation stipulates that anyone who purchased a vacation package to an area prior to an announced terror travel advisory would not be penalized for a cancelation.

Counter-terror head Brig.-General Nitzan Nuriel is working to compel Israel Police to move ahead with criminal charges against any Israeli who visits a hostile nation such as Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)