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The viewer of this web site should use the above information as guidelines only, and should always contact us or their own government representatives for the most up-to-date information, before making a final decision to travel to the Holy land..
Who requires a visa?
IF YOU ARE A PASSPORT HOLDER OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES A TOURIST VISA TO TRAVEL TO “ISRAEL” IS NOT REQUIRED. IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF A COUNTRY THAT IS NOT ON THIS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US OR AN “ISRAELI” CONSULATE CLOSEST TO YOU.
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, India, Korea South, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Marshall islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.
What documents will be required?
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO TRAVEL TO “ISRAEL” FROM ANY COUNTRY INCLUDING THOSE WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA YOU NEED:
- A passport valid for at least 6 months.
- A return flight ticket from “Israel”.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAVELING TO THE HOLY LAND
Are you thinking about going to the Holy Land, but are concerned about your safety? No need to worry. Here are some questions commonly asked by people planning on going to the Holy Land:
- IS IT SAFE TO VISIT THE HOLY LAND?
Yes, it is. Close to 2.5 million people traveled to the West Bank in 2015. If it was not safe to go there, Traveling To Jerusalem would not be sending pilgrims to the Holy Land!
- ARE THERE ANY REGIONS THAT ARE NOT SAFE TO VISIT?
At this point in time, the only region where it is not possible to travel to on a pilgrimage is the Gaza Strip, located on the southern coast of occupied Palestine and adjacent to the Egyptian border. The security situation in Gaza remains volatile, but the violence is contained to this region of the Holy Land, well out of reach of any of the tours that we are currently planning.
- WE KEEP HEARING IT IS DANGEROUS TO VISIT JERUSALEM AND THE WEST BANK?
Even though Palestine is under occupation, the West Bank which is the home to most of the Holy Shrines is under the control of the Palestinian National Authority, which is supported by the United States, European Union and most of the countries of the World. East Jerusalem, which includes the Christian, Muslim and Jewish places of worship and pilgrimages, is under the control of the state of “Israel”. Since 2002, tourism to both Jerusalem and the West Bank (Bethlehem, Hebron and Jericho), has steadily climbed every year. Both Jerusalem and the West Bank, are very safe for pilgrims to visit.
- ISN’T BETHLEHEM SURROUNDED BY A WALL?
Sadly, yes. But tourists are allowed to cross into and out of the city at all times of the day and night, seven days a week. Occasionally, occupation soldiers may board the tour bus and speak to the bus driver and guide, and you might also be asked to show your passport.
- I HEAR THAT SECURITY AT TEL AVIV AIRPORT IS VERY STRICT. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
Security at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv is very thorough. With tourism being one of the most important sources of income for “Israel”, pilgrimage groups are usually processed through as quickly and efficiently as possible. Some individuals may be questioned as to the purpose of visiting the Holy Land, and may be asked some questions about their stay and their heritage. As with most international flights, the security procedure at the airport may be tedious, but it is a manageable experience.
- WHAT CAN I BRING OR NOT BRING TO THE HOLY LAND?
Pack your own bags as you would for any international flight. The weather is very similar to the West Coast weather year round.
- WHILE I AM IN THE HOLY LAND, ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONCERNS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Your guide will brief you on any specific concerns while in the Holy Land. We request that you always carry your passport with you. In general, exercising good common sense is the only real advice you will need.
Terms and Conditions
Traveling To Jerusalem is a professional venture owned by Traveling to Jerusalem LLC
- LAND TOUR DEPOSIT:
Your reservation will be confirmed subject to availability at time of request and upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit in the amount of US $300.00 per person. The deposit will be applied to the land package only.
- AIRFARE: Airlines and Air Tickets
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that Traveling To Jerusalem personnel has the correct spelled names for air ticket reservations. This name should match what is on the Passport. Due to newly introduced security measures, any name change including minor spelling corrections, may require airline reservations to be cancelled and rebooked incurring change fees imposed by the airline. Traveling To Jerusalem will not be held responsible for the denial of boarding by a carrier due to any name discrepancy. Name corrections will be subject to an airline rebooking fee up to $400.00 or more and a possible increase in airfare. Air reservations are subject to availability at the time of rebooking.
- Traveling To Jerusalem and major airlines recommend that you arrive to the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure of international flights. Customers who fail to check-in on time for scheduled flights may incur change fees or total loss of paid airfare. All airline tickets are subject to a variety of foreign and domestic government taxes which include security charges, airport facility charges, customs and immigration fees, inspection fees, fuel surcharges and more. The total of these taxes may vary and will be approximately $50.00 and $400.00 per passenger and will be included in airfare. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Airfare will be quoted separate from the land tour unless booking on-line and selecting Air + Tours option. Immediate payment for airfare will be required in order to issue tickets and guarantee airfare. Airfare is not guaranteed until payment has been processed. Most airline tickets are NON REFUNDABLE and have penalties for changes once tickets have been issued. Full legal names matching valid passport names are required. Passport must be valid at least 6 months from return travel date. Passport names and dates of birth are required to book the airline reservations. Airline tickets are issued with the schedule/itinerary valid at time of ticketing. Traveling To Jerusalem recommends that your reconfirm your flights at least 48 hours prior to departure in the event of schedule changes and is not liable for missed flights due to schedule changes once airline tickets have been issued. Airfares and Air-Inclusive Tour Prices cannot be guaranteed until flights are booked and payment has been received and processed. Most airlines allow one piece of checked luggage next to exceed 50lb in weight with one carry on and this will be included in the price of the ticket. Most airlines will charge for extra pieces of luggage and overweight luggage. Extra baggage fees may apply and are not collected in advance and you have to pay it directly to the airline at checking time.
- Form of Payment:
We accept Check, Cashier Check, and major Credit Cards for deposit and final payment. Credit card must be owned by the traveler. Third party credit cards are not acceptable.
- FINAL PAYMENT:
Final Payment is due 35 days prior to departure.
- CANCELLATION POLICY:Traveling To Jerusalem must receive cancellation notices in writing.
From deposit receipt date to 6o days prior to departure: $200.00 cancellation fee per person.
Between 60 days and 45 days: $400.00 cancellation fee per person.
Between 45 days and 31 days: $500.00 cancellation fee per person.
Between 30 days and up to departure date: Cancellation fee of 100% of the tour land cost will apply.
We will gladly give you a $200.00 per person credit if you purchase another tour within a year of your cancelation and if you cancelled because of personal reasons. You must retain a copy of invoice of cancelled trip in order to claim credit.
- AIRLINES TICKET REFUND: Refunds if applicable for airline ticket cancellations will be processed by the airlines themselves subject to the airline policy on cancellations.
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Traveling To Jerusalem will handle the hotel reservations for your entire tour. We will use 4 star or higher hotels and your reservation will be for a double occupancy unless you specify otherwise once you booked your trip. A charge of an extra $800.00 will be added if you choose a single room. Taxes and other local hotel fees, plus breakfast and dinner will be included in your trip price.
- TOUR TRANSPORTATION:
Traveling To Jerusalem will provide safe, licensed and air conditioned vehicles for your tour. The type of vehicles will be provided based on the number of tourists in the group. Local knowledgeable tour guides will accompany you and make sure that you visit wanted sites and that all your questions are satisfactory answered.
- TOUR ITINERARY:
Travel To Jerusalem reserves the right to modify and/or change the sequence of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. Your safety, security and comfort is our most important mission. We promise to be open with you and explain the reason(s) for any modification we may have to make to your trip.
Our representatives’ in the Holy land are native and know the ins and outs of the land. Their knowledge and our commitment that you will have a memorable trip will ensure a great once in a lifetime fulfilled experience.
- WEBSITE AND ADVERTISED RATES:
Traveling To Jerusalem will be responsible for any human or computer errors in rates displayed on our website. Information, services, and pricing published on our website may include errors and inaccuracies but it’s not your fault and thus we stand by whatever price quoted to you at the time of purchase of your trip. Traveling To Jerusalem regularly updates the website www.travelingtojerusalem and makes necessary changes on pricing, information, and content on the site and we stand behind and guarantee published information.
- TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Traveling To Jerusalem recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is optional and is not included in the tour price. You may buy travel insurance from us once you book your trip or you may buy it on your own through any other supplier.
- PASSPORTS AND DOCUMENTS:
Travel To Jerusalem will send you all your travel documents, including E-Ticket confirmations for flights and tour approximately two to three weeks prior to departure date provided full payment has been received by us.
Traveling To Jerusalem is not responsible if passengers are denied boarding or entry to a country for failure to provide proper travel documents. All travel reservation documents will be issued electronically by e-mail and by regular snail
Our packages do not include tipping/gratuity for your tour guide, bus drivers, restaurant and hotel staff. We suggest that you tip them generously. They are the best of the best.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Once you make a deposit, book and accept the reservation confirmation you acknowledge Traveling To Jerusalem shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages and that the total extent of liability, if any, by Traveling To Jerusalem shall never exceed the amount actually paid by you to cover the cost of your tour.
Any dispute arising out of or relating to tours and travel shall be submitted to non-binding arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. California law pertaining to agreements to arbitrate shall apply and arbitration shall be conducted under the terms of California Code of Civil Procedure. The non-binding arbitration shall take place in the County of San Diego, in the City of San Diego, State of California. Each party shall pay for their own cost, including arbitration fees and attorney fees.
- By authorizing deposit/payment, you acknowledge you have received, reviewed, understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your reservation.