Since March 2020, we have been eagerly waiting for the reopening of tourism to Israel. We have had more than a few disappointments along the way, but we are now welcoming ALL groups to Israel, regardless or where you are traveling from or vaccination status!
First and foremost we would like to thank you for being a loyal friend and client of Immanuel Tours through this very difficult time. Having your support, encouragement and understanding has been a bright spot in a very discouraging time in our company and employee’s lives. We will never forget this monumental support.
We also encourage you to remember that this is an ever-changing and evolving situation. These are the guidelines today, but they will certainly change as the situation does. What is true for a group today, will likely not be true for a group in the spring, so check with your tour operator for details that may pertain to your tour and its timing, including when deposits are due.
Who is Allowed in Israel?
AS OF MARCH 1ST 2022 ALL participants are welcomed to Israel, regardless of your vaccination status. The following requirements will be in effect:
- You will be required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival.
- Fill in the health declaration form and upload the vaccination certificate 48 hours prior to your arrival in Israel
- All tour members will need to purchase an insurance policy that explicitly covers medical treatment for contracting COVID-19.
- Another PCR test will be done upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.
- Another PCR test might be required 72 hours prior to your departure – THIS DEPENDS on the requirements of the country you are traveling to / airline you are traveling with.
The cost of the PCR tests which will be taken during the tour and before departure depends on the number of tour participants and where and when they will be taken and are the responsibility of the participants.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens if someone on my tour gets sick with COVID on the tour?
The infected person will be held in a government provided hotel until they recover at the expense of the participant. The group should be prepared to do extra tests to ensure that it did not spread.
You will be required to purchase the government-backed insurance which will cover this cost as well as hospitalization, medical evacuation and other expenses related to a covid illness. The cost is only $7 for your entire trip. Ask your tour operator for details!
What Is Immanuel Tours Doing?
Immanuel Tours will follow all protocols laid out by the Ministry of Tourism without fail. We will try to find every way possible to make following the protocols as easy as possible.
Information and guidelines are constantly changing and we will do our best to keep you informed. Please confirm all policies with your Tour Operator prior to making any decisions regarding your tour!
We look forward to welcoming you very soon in Israel!