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: Double check that your passport is valid, one of the most important steps in preparing for your trip! Submit your documents in the Travel section of your application and read about passport and visa requirements carefully.

Health Insurance: It’s mandatory for all Birthright Israel participants to have valid health insurance in Israel for the duration of the trip! Check if your insurance is valid or get travel/medical insurance through our partner company here.

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. Here’s info about how to extend your 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. Get a cell phone/SIM card for your upcoming trip here.

Money Exchange: We recommend bringing cash along although credit cards and atms are common in Israel. On the first day of the trip a money exchange representative comes to your group so don’t worry about exchanging beforehand or at the airport. Here are the details.

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.

Share with your family and friends