Due to the nature of international travel, occasional itinerary changes can occur on Passages trips. This page will be regularly updated to reflect the status of active Passages trips.
For specific inquiries, please contact trips@passagesisrael.org.

Update 11.2.23

Passages places the safety and security of our trip participants, chaplains, guides, and staff above all else. With this in mind, and after thoughtful discernment, Passages has decided to cancel the entire winter 2023 trip season. We are confident that Passages will make a triumphant return to Israel, but at this time, we unite to pray for our Jewish friends and the State of Israel.

Due to the cancelation of our 2023 winter season, we are working diligently to increase our summer 2024 trip options. Based on the most up-to-date information we have available, we are optimistic that the summer rounds will take place safely.

It has been an honor to plan this life-changing experience for you, and Passages apologizes for any inconvenience the unexpected cancellation has caused. We hope that you will consider traveling with us again, and that we will stand together in Israel soon.

Update 10.11.23

Early Saturday morning in Israel, Hamas terrorists launched a surprise attack with over 2,000 rockets and an infiltration into communities surrounding the Gaza border. Israel responded late on Saturday and declared war on Hamas. Hundreds of Israelis have been killed and thousands wounded as the fighting continues.

Please be in prayer for the families of those who have lost loved ones and that peace would come quickly.

During and in advance of trip seasons, our team is closely monitoring the region for the safety and security of our students, staff, and partners. Passages puts the health, safety, and security of its staff, participants, and partners above all else. We are working closely with our partners in Israel to ensure a safe and meaningful experience for all participants. With the help of our industry-leading tour provider, partners in the Israeli government, and security experts, we are constantly reviewing the latest information and making decisions on a daily basis about any changes to trip itineraries and travel that may be needed to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you are scheduled to go to Israel this winter trip season please reach out to us with any questions at trips@passagesisrael.org. Updates will be provided to participants regularly through their email.

Current COVID Requirements

Passages has been closely monitoring developments surrounding Israel’s changing travel policies in light new COVID-19 developments. For more information on our response to COVID-19, click here.

Please note that any and all COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change.

Testing for Travel:
No testing is required to travel to Israel.

Vaccination & Boosters: Currently no vaccinations or boosters are required to travel to Israel.
For official press, please click HERE.

Masking: No longer required in public spaces in Israel.

Isolation:  If you test positive for Covid while in Israel there are currently isolation requirements of approximately 5 days with guidance from the CDC. If you are required to isolate in Israel, Passages will arrange all housing and travel logistics and provide support throughout the duration of your isolation.

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If you have any further questions please feel free to send us an email at trips@passagesisrael.org.