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.
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Update for Round 1, Buses 1-3 on 5.24.23
At about 11:45 pm Israel time on Tuesday, May 23, United canceled the replacement UA3043 flight that had been scheduled after the original UA91 flight cancelation on May 22. United experienced repeated delays and challenges in getting their flight plan approved to leave Israel and this resulted in a canceled flight.
The Passages team and partners in Israel have already arranged for hotel accommodations and have transportation from the airport to the hotel.
All students have a replacement flight to travel home. Today students have been given additional programming to enjoy before leaving Israel tonight. Passages values the safety and security of our participants and we are arranging everything to ensure this despite the many delays.
After consulting daily with our partners on the ground and reviewing the plans of other large trip providers, we are currently moving forward with no changes in travel plans for the Summer Season.
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 summer trip season, please reach out to us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be provided to participants as necessary 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.
Anticipated COVID-19 Guidelines
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:
- 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.