Do I need a passport?
Yes, it is a requirement for any person traveling out of the country and must be valid until November 30, 2018.
How do I get a passport?
Visit a local passport acceptance office or post office and ask for a blank application or request one by mail. You will need to submit a certified copy of your birth certificate.
How long does it take to get a passport?
Passports can take up to 10 weeks to be process and returned. Allow plenty of time before your expected travel date to receive your passport. If you need a passport immediately, the U.S. State Department can expedite the passport application.
Do I need a visa?
No, visas are not required for U.S. passport holders traveling to Israel.
Will my electrical appliances (ex. electric shavers, hair dryers, irons, chargers, etc.) work abroad?
Yes, with a converter kit (A/B to H plug, 120V 60Hz to 220V 50Hz).
Will I be able to make calls with my cell phone?
Coverage will depend on the carrier that you use and roaming charges can be high. Check with your carrier on coverage for voice (phone) and data (email/web) services.
Will I be able to access the Internet?
Most hotels offer WIFI hotspots, and all of the tour busses are equipped with WIFI.
Do I need to have any vaccinations?
No, Israel does not require vaccinations.
How do I exchange my money?
We recommend you wait until reaching your destination to exchange your money. ATM cards are widely accepted and generally give you the best exchange rate. Traveler’s checks are not usually accepted at hotels. U.S. dollars are accepted by many exchange outlets and banks in exchange for Israeli shekels.
How long is the flight? What is the time difference?
Flights vary but are typically 12 hours between New York City and Tel Aviv. Israel is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Some parts of the country will be wheelchair accessible, but not all. The tour also requires extensive walking.
Is there an extra cost for the Jordan River baptism?
If you choose the baptism, there will be an extra charge for the facilities to shower afterward, a towel and a robe for the Jordan River. We recommend you bring dry underthings after the baptism. Those that do not choose the baptism are allowed to shop or witness the service at no extra charge.