Pre-Trip Checklist

Be prepared for a trip of a lifetime! Here’s a quick list of things to know so you’re ready for your upcoming trip!

Passport & Visa Requirements: Making sure your passport is valid is probably the most important step in preparing for your trip! For information about passport and visa requirements, and how to submit your passport into the secondary application, click here.

Health Insurance: It is mandatory for all Birthright Israel participants to have  a valid health insurance in Israel for the duration of the trip! Be sure to check out this page to ensure you are covered correctly!

Packing Info and Baggage Rules: “HELP!! What do I pack?!!” Don’t stress, we prepared a list of essentials and fun extras you may want to bring with you! Get information on baggage rules to ensure that your luggage is of proper size and weight.

Flight Info & Extensions: Because 10 days just isn’t enough. This page contains information about how to extend your plane ticket, general flight information, and instructions on how to purchase traveler’s health insurance after the end of the group trip (if you are extending).

Cell Phones & Staying in Touch: It is mandatory for all participants to have a phone with calling capabilities. Check out this page for information on how to reserve a cell phone/SIM card for your upcoming trip.

What Do I Do About Money?!: It’s important to know how much money to bring on the trip, exchanging money, etc. Check this page if you have any questions for general information about money on the trip.

Exchange Rates: Make sure you are aware of the current exchange rate before you depart for your trip! This way you will know how much money you are spending while you’re there.

Time Zone Information: Israel is in a different time-zone than the United States. That’s right, you’re traveling into the future! To avoid waking up your entire house by calling at 3 am back home while it’s midday in Israel, check this page to make sure you know the time difference!


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