SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Dear Travelers & Friends,
After over a year of near-total closure, the State of Israel began to welcome back travelers on a pilot basis this summer. It has been a great thrill to host nearly 2,000 travelers on our Birthright Israel trips, our teen Israel experiences, and other programs that qualified for special entry this season.
General programs for adults and families will re-open more slowly in a phased approach, and the exact timeline is still to be determined as Israel confronts the Delta variant. We can project that Israel will continue to require proof of vaccination along with other testing precautions as a condition to enter. We credit this approach for our success this summer, and these precautions have provided all of our travelers with the confidence they need to truly enjoy their travels in Israel.
Looking ahead, certainty remains elusive with all plans, and to provide additional peace of mind, we are relaxing our adult and family tour cancellation policies for the duration of this public health emergency. Program deposits will be considered fully refundable until 60 days prior to your scheduled program start date – by which point we will make a final determination about whether the program can proceed.
Thank you for your patience during this tumultuous period, and we do look forward to hosting you in the near (and healthier) future.
AVI GREEN & ROI PORAT