Momentum Year-Long Journey
Covid Information

Momentum Year-Long Journeys have resumed, and we couldn’t be more ready! We’ll be closely monitoring the changing COVID-19 travel regulations set by the governments of Israel and our home countries, and updating you accordingly.

 

As we approach our 2022 trips, we’ll make the necessary adjustments to our itinerary and other important elements of the journey. At all times, we’ll be following the latest health and safety guidelines from the Israeli government. Check with your Community Leader and this page for the most up-to-date requirements.

 

As the global situation with Covid is continually evolving, so too are government rules. We are bound to follow the entry requirements set by the Israeli government. We reserve the right to make changes to the trip and flight requirements based on changing government regulations.

We will provide you with updated information as soon as we have it.

 

If Momentum has to cancel these trips due to Covid19 restrictions, we will reschedule alternate dates when it is permissible. The safety and well-being of our participants and staff is our highest priority and foremost concern. We look forward to seeing you soon! Let us know if you have any additional questions info@MomentumUnlimited.org.

 

All information is subject to change. Government regulations are updated frequently and we will update this page as the information is shared with us.

 

Last updated: January 14, 2022

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Momentum running Israel trips this year?

Yes!

We will be following the regulations set forth by the Israeli government, which determines entry requirements for tourists.

We will update this webpage and the partner organizations as we learn of travel regulations or restrictions that may affect our trips.

Do I need to be vaccinated to go on the trip?

Yes, the Israeli government is only allowing entry to tourists who have been vaccinated by a vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization, and 14 days have passed since the last vaccine. If a participant is 180 days past their last vaccination, a booster will be required with a minimum of 14 days before the travel date.

A vaccination certificate will be required to be submitted prior to the trip and you may be required to show it in order to board your flight, upon entry to Israel, and at times during your stay.

Details on entry requirements for non-citizens, including vaccination and recovery requirements and documentation can be viewed here.

Do I need to be vaccinated or have a booster if I recovered from Covid?

Israel requires at least one vaccination(J&J) or double vaccinated(Moderna/Pfizer) within the last 6 months of travel date if someone is recovered from Covid.

Details on entry requirements for non-citizens, including vaccination and recovery requirements and documentation can be viewed here.

Do I need to get a third vaccine?

A booster vaccine is required at least 14 days prior to travel and no more than 180 days prior to the day of departure from Israel.

Vaccine requirements can be viewed here.

What if I’m not eligible for the third vaccine in time for the trip?

Israel only permits entry to those in compliance with the vaccination and recovery requirements.

Vaccine requirements can be viewed here.

Vaccination requirements:
Participants who have been vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer/Moderna(or one dose of J&J vaccine) WITHIN 180 days from travel date with the second dose at least 14 days before date of travel

Participants who have NOT been vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer/Moderna(or one dose of J&J vaccine) within 180 days from the travel date are required to get a booster of
Pfizer/Moderna/J&J at least 14 days before the date of travel.

What are the Israeli government mandated testing requirements?

Tourists traveling to Israel must provide proof of a negative PCR test for Covid-19 taken within 72 hours of travel.  This is at the participant’s expense.

Upon arrival to Israel, tourists will take an additional PCR test.

Prior to returning home, participants must undergo a PCR test in order to board their flight.  We will incorporate this into the trip for those departing on the last night of the trip.

Momentum will be responsible for the payments on all tests taken on the trip with the group.

What tests will Momentum pay for?

Momentum will pay for the required testing in Israel for those arriving on the first day of the trip between 7 am until 12pm and for those departing on the last night of the trip. Note, exceptions may be made for large groups. Speak with your Community Leader.

Anyone who chooses to arrive prior to the first day of the trip or extend their stay will be responsible to pay for the required testing.

What if you have a positive PCR test within 72 hours of flight departure?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to join the trip. You will be eligible to receive a full refund of the $500 deposit, $99 acceptance fee, $75 paid for tips, and $25 for the Year of Growth book.

What countries does Israel permit non-citizens to visit from?

Israel allows entry to non-citizens based on the country the tourist is visiting from. Each country is classified as green, yellow, or red. For the most up-to-date country classification information, visit this website.

What are the regulations set by the Israel Ministry of Health?

Israel is regulating who is permitted entry to Israel, vaccine and recovery requirements, testing upon landing in Israel, and quarantine requirements.

The regulations and requirements are changing frequently. We will update our policies and continually stay in touch.

According to Israeli laws, masks are required to be worn indoors.

Does Israel require a quarantine upon entering the country?

All passengers arriving in Israel are required to be in quarantine until they receive results from tests taken upon arrival to Israel.

This is usually between 4-24 hours.

Can I arrive in Israel early on my own, before the trip starts or extend my stay in Israel after the trip ends?

  • Currently, participants can arrive early or extend their stay in Israel. However, it is important you understand the change fees and refund policy on your airline ticket in case travel regulations change.
  • Participants who choose to arrive early to Israel or extend their stay are responsible to arrange and pay for the required testing and additional health insurance for the extra days.
  • Our preferred travel agent is Go Inspire travel. You can contact them directly by filling out their flight request form or emailing them at momentumtravel@goinspire.com

What flights can I book?

Flights must arrive no later than 12 pm Israel time on the first day of the trip.

When choosing your flight, remember Momentum will pay for the required testing in Israel for those arriving on the first day of the trip between 7 am until 12pm and for those departing on the last night of the trip.  Note, exceptions may be made for large groups.  Speak with your Community Leader.

Anyone who chooses to arrive prior to the first day of the trip or extend their stay will be responsible to pay for the required testing.

We strongly recommend groups travel together on the same flights to streamline the process.

Due to the current quarantine requirement, we strongly recommend choosing a flight that arrives in the morning of the first day of the trip in order to allow the most time to take the required test and receive the results to get out of quarantine prior to the program the first evening.

Participants are responsible to know the requirements from the airline and the flight itinerary booked.

Does my flight have to be direct or can I have a stop-over?

We recommend booking the most direct flight possible.

With changing travel regulations, a stop-over may be permitted at the time of booking, however by the time the trip comes, the regulations may have changed.

Participants are responsible to know the requirements from the airline and the flight itinerary booked.

When does the trip officially begin?

The first official program is the first evening of the arrival day, starting about 5pm. It is the date that is officially listed as the start date of your trip.

What if Momentum cancels the trips?

Every participant will receive a credit for a future trip.

What safety measures will be in place on the trip?

Bus companies, hotels, and venues will adhere to Ministry of Health regulations, including additional disinfecting procedures.

Masks will be required at all indoor facilities. 

Will staff be screened for Covid-19?

Yes, all staff will be screened and will be vaccinated.

What health insurance is included?

Momentum provides health insurance for all participants, which includes Covid coverage, for the duration of the trip.

Pre-existing conditions are not included in the health insurance policy.

This health insurance does not include any coverage for change of flights or quarantine. Momentum purchases separate basic quarantine insurance for each participant. See details below.

If you are arriving prior to the trip or extending the trip, it is a requirement from the government of Israel that you purchase health insurance to ensure you are covered for the additional days.

What if I buy my airline ticket and I cannot go on the trip?

We recommend purchasing traveler’s insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.

What changes will we see on the trip due to Covid-19?

We will adapt our signature Momentum experience to accommodate the needs of this unique trip, including adjustments to programs and tours, and single rooms available for an additional cost.

What happens if I develop Covid symptoms on the trip?

Momentum will follow protocols put in place by the Israel Ministry of Health. This includes isolating the individual from the group, at the participant’s expense, and getting tested for Covid-19.

What happens if I test positive for Covid 19?

Momentum will follow protocols put in place by the Israel Ministry of Health. You will be isolated from the group, at your own expense, and not be able to rejoin the trip.

Momentum has a basic quarantine insurance policy for each participant to partially cover some of the quarantine costs.

How long will I have to quarantine?

The quarantine time required by the Ministry of Health is changing based on the active strain and current daily cases. Momentum will follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

Is quarantine or trip cancellation insurance available?

Momentum purchases a limited quarantine insurance policy for each participant.

Participants can choose to purchase additional trip cancellation insurance that covers quarantine costs. Details can be viewed here.

What happens if someone on my bus is Covid-19 positive?

Momentum will follow protocols put in place by the Israel Ministry of Health. This includes isolating the individual from the group and getting tested for Covid-19.

According to the most recent Ministry of Health guidelines, the rest of the participants will continue on the trip because they have been tested and have adequate antibodies.

Will I have a roommate?

You will have a roommate and have the opportunity to choose your roommate prior to the trip.

Single rooms are available for an additional fee of $900.

What meals will be included?

Breakfast is included daily at the hotel.

A standard Momentum trip generally includes 1 lunch and 3 dinners.

If I am high-risk, is it safe for me to join the trip?

The World Health Organization recommends that anyone who is high risk not travel.

Are restaurants open in Israel?

Yes, restaurants are open. There are regulations governing the number of patrons allowed in a restaurant.

Are shops open in Israel?

Yes, shops are open, and look forward to your business. There are regulations governing the number of patrons allowed in each store.

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