UPDATED: 1 July 2021
In light of the continuing global pandemic, we’ve standardized our exceptions to our existing terms and conditions.
Deposits: For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we amend our deposit refund policy to: a) provide a refund of the individual deposit until the registration deadline listed on your pilgrimage information page minus a $100 administrative fee; b) and provide a full refund of your deposit if your entire pilgrimage is canceled due to the a US or destination country’s government imposed travel restrictions, up to 61 days before departure.
Payments: If your pilgrimage is canceled due to a US or destination country’s government imposed travel restrictions, and we are within 60 days of departure, Progressive Pilgrimage will provide refunds and credits to the fullest extent possible, based on the policy of the vendors we have contracted with for your pilgrimage. Every vendor we contract with has a different pandemic refund policy, so your refund will include both cash and credits for future travel with Progressive Pilgrimage.
These modified terms and conditions only apply if the US government or a destination country’s government issues a travel restriction. These terms do not apply if: a) your previous travel history prevents you from entering the destination country; b) you fail to meet the vaccination or testing requirements of the destination country; c) you test positive for COVID-19; d) you are exposed to COVID-19 and unable to travel; e) you choose not to travel.
Israel Specific Restrictions
Updated 7 May 2021
Beginning 23 May 2021, a limited number of people may enter the country in a pilot program. In mid-June, this will expand to all groups. In July, all vaccinated tourists may enter the country.
Any vaccine must be approved by the US FDA or the EU. This includes Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, and AstraZeneca. Other vaccines may require a serological test administered upon arrival at Tel Aviv
Groups must have a local tour agent (we do!). Groups initially must be a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 30, but this is likely to change in the coming weeks. Guides and drivers must be vaccinated. Groups will register with the Ministry of Tourism (we’ll handle this).
In addition to a certificate of vaccination, you will need a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Tel Aviv. You must also carry insurance that covers COVID medical expenses and quarantine costs in case of a positive test result.
Currently, visiting Jordan or Egypt is not allowed. We expect this to change in the coming months.