Israel Outdoors has proudly organized Birthright Israel-funded journeys since 2002. Over those two decades, we have hosted more than 90,000 young adult travelers. They have counted on us to provide them with an experience that is safe, meaningful, and exhilarating.
As our world and country navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not posting future trip dates. We hope it will be safe to resume travel soon – and we’ll be ready to take off even on short notice when the time is right.
In the meantime, plan ahead by exploring your Birthright Israel program options with Israel Outdoors. Once travel resumes, trips will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign up now to hold your spot – as always, your deposit is fully refundable.
Take a moment to review the FAQs below for even more background, and let us know if you have any questions. The journey you’ve been waiting for will be ready for you soon enough!
THE ISRAEL OUTDOORS TEAM
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Updated August 10, 2020 – *subject to change
When will Birthright Israel trips resume?
Birthright Israel trips will resume as soon as it is possible and safe to travel. We are continuously monitoring the situation and are in close contact with Israel’s Ministry of Health as well as our own international advisory board of medical experts. We plan to take all necessary measures to ensure a safe, fun and enjoyable Birthright Israel experience, once possible.
How is Birthright Israel making its health and safety decisions?
We are working closely with Israel’s Ministry of Health and our special health advisory board. Under their guidance, Birthright Israel will maintain the highest level of precautions once trips resume and make adjustments wherever necessary.
What can I expect in the meantime?
In the meantime, registration is open on an entirely commitment free basis. Save your spot* on a first-come, first-serve basis. Show your interest by applying online for your preferred month(s) of travel with the confidence in knowing that your deposit is fully refundable. Then sit tight, we will make sure to let you know when trips resume.
*Spots may be limited
I was already accepted for a scheduled trip…now what?
You don’t need to do anything; you already have priority status. We will send a new trip offer as soon as trips resume.
I started an application but never finished… now what?
If you wish to travel in the near future, we highly recommend that you complete your application to get a head start on the process. We anticipate high demand once trips resume and priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
How will my trip be different from a regular trip due to COVID-19?
While we still don’t know the specifics about how trips will resume in the Covid-19 reality, we can assure you that the safety and well-being of our participants and staff is our highest priority and foremost concern.
We are working closely with our special health advisory board and we take all necessary measures to ensure a safe, fun, and enjoyable Birthright Israel experience. Under their guidance, Birthright Israel will maintain the highest level of precautions and make adjustments wherever necessary.
It’s likely that many logistical precautions and hygiene rules will be set as standard during the trip in order to maintain a safe environment for all.
Every aspect of the trip from flights, staff, accommodations, trip itinerary, and food will be taken into account and be adjusted on a daily basis if necessary.