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Safety Commitment

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL + ISRAEL OUTDOORS APPROACH:

SECURITY ESCORTS

Each group is accompanied at all times by a licensed security escort and a trained medic, most of whom have recently completed their military service.

24/7 MONITORING

Our itineraries are approved in advance and re-approved daily by the “Situation Monitoring Room,” a special unit administered by the Ministry of Education and coordinated with Israel’s security services.

 

GPS COMMUNICATIONS

Each group leader carries a GPS communication device to ensure they are in contact with the security agencies and with our main office at all times.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

We do not use public transportation. Rather, our travel is on a private coach bus with experienced drivers trained to keep the bus secured.

 

SLEEPING SOUND

We only stay at overnight accommodations with security personnel on site and equipped with secure rooms in accordance with Israel’s high standards.

CAREFUL PLANNING

We plan our itineraries with caution in mind — being careful to avoid areas of potentially heightened concern and always traveling with discretion.

 

SUPERVISED PROGRAM

We make every effort to give you space and time to explore Israel on your own. However, per Birthright Israel rules, there is no leaving the group except for designated nights out.

ALWAYS VIGILANT

If necessary, we do not hesitate to modify itineraries in the interest of safety. Decisions are made carefully and based on guidance from the authorities monitoring Birthright Israel trips.

 

GETTING ORIENTED

Soon after arriving in Israel, your trip leaders will get you oriented for the adventure ahead, including briefing you on all the tips you need to travel smart and safe.

UNDER THE UMBRELLA

The Government of Israel is an official partner of Birthright Israel and takes an active interest and role in the safety of the experience.

 

A note about life in Israel
It’s no secret that Israel takes security seriously. The government employs an extensive approach to securing its public spaces, its people, and its visitors. While the peace we all ultimately yearn for still remains elusive, you may be surprised to discover for yourself that Israeli society is full of vibrancy, joy, and a very deep sense of kinship.

We understand how important it is to travel with confidence. Should you have any questions about our polices and approach, we encourage you to contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (202-537-0006) to learn more.

Israel Outdoors is a part of the family of travel experiences.