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 2/23/2022)

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

Masking: Required in all public places as applicable. Reasonable enforcement will occur in certain areas.

Vaccination & Boosters: Beginning March 1st, 2022, the Israeli Ministry of Health is to remove the vaccination requirement for all incoming tourists to Israel. Travelers may travel to Israel, regardless of vaccination status. Further information is forthcoming in light of this development. For official press, please click HERE.

Testing for Travel: PCR testing still required until further notice. Rapid antigen tests not allowed. Negative PCR results must be obtained:

  1. Within 72 hours of departure to Israel (Traveler’s responsibility to book and pay for)
  2. Upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv (Traveler’s responsibility to book and pay for)
  3. Prior to departure from Israel back to the United States (coordinated by Passages)

Isolation: Required upon arrival to Tel Aviv until further notice. Incoming groups must isolate together before release to tour, pending PCR test results. Group isolation accommodations will be coordinated by Passages and last approximately 12 hours.



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