Suspension of departures to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank

20 October 2023

Voluntary departures to Gaza and the West Bank implemented by IOM through the REAG/GARP program are suspended until further notice due to the current emergency situation on the ground and related operational challenges.

The situation is continuously monitored and reviewed by the Federal Government, the Federal States and the IOM in order to be able to react to current developments. Please contact the nearest return counseling center if you have any questions about voluntary return to the Palestinian Territories.