Our Response to COVID-19

Passages is committed to our mission to introduce the next generation of Christian leaders to Israel with safety and public health in mind, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We appreciate all members participating in our program for their patience and willingness to work with new information and incomplete answers as the Passages team works diligently with all of our travel and tour partners to stay on top of any developments that arise coming from official government and public health sources from both the United States and Israel.  

Passages Health Compact

The Passages Health Compact is a required agreement that all members participating in the Passages program must sign. The compact outlines the logistical and public health requirements of traveling in light of COVID-19 as well as a pledge to be mindful, respectful, and responsible for oneself and all others whom you will be traveling and interacting with on a Passages trip. 

Health Compact

Passages Updates

Passages Updates is our main resource that disseminates information regarding the status of our trips and participants in the event of emergencies or other miscellaneous developments occurring that could affect the program. All COVID-19 related updates will also be published on this page.

Passages Updates

Anticipated COVID-19 Guidelines (Updated 2/27/2023)

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

Masking: No longer required in public spaces in Israel. Certain buildings may require masks.

Vaccination & Boosters: Currently no vaccinations or boosters are required to travel to Israel for U.S. Citizens. If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.

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Testing for Travel: At-home testing is still required by Passages until further notice. Negative test results must be obtained:

  1. At home within 1 day  of departure to Israel (Traveler’s responsibility to obtain and test)

Isolation: There is currently no isolation required upon landing. If you test positive for Covid while in Israel there are currently isolation requirements of approximately 5-7 days with guidance from the CDC and the Israel Ministry of Health. 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.