The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem has banned all American government workers from traveling for pleasure through Israel's Old City and West Bank due to expected protests over reports President Trump will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning Dec. 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem's Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho," the American Consulate General for Jerusalem announced late Tuesday local time.

Government employees will only be allowed to visit those areas "to conduct essential travel and with additional security measures."

In addition, U.S. citizens in the region have also been advised to avoid these two areas, as well as any place where crowds have gathered or police are heavily present.