Safety & Security

We are constantly reviewing all security measures and will implement the most stringent security measures throughout your trip to ensure that we provide a comprehensive safety umbrella. View our Safety and Security presentation for a detailed summary of the measures Taglit-Birthright Israel is taking to ensure safety and security on all trips. These precautions include careful planning of each group’s itineraries on a daily basis. Our tours do not travel to or through certain areas of the West Bank, Gaza or East Jerusalem, other than the Jewish Quarter of the Old City (changes are possible when permitted by the security authorities). Throughout each day, itineraries are cleared through the official government authorities, which also review all educational field trips for Israeli schools and educational institutions. A GPS is carried by each group so that authorities are aware of each group’s location at all times. A group’s itinerary will be changed immediately to reflect any heightened risk or security concerns.
 A safety and security orientation is held for every group upon arrival in Israel, and we will brief you regularly of the security arrangements for the day. The orientation and briefings will include guidelines for free time and general travel safety. Free time will be supervised and in specified locations as security considerations warrant.
 Taglit-Birthright Israel trips do not use public transportation and you are advised to avoid the use of public transportation at all times. The tour bus companies and drivers we use are subject to Taglit-Birthright Israel approval, and drivers are instructed to never leave buses unlocked or unattended. In addition, at least one Israeli security escort accompanies every group. 

When trips are running, Taglit-Birthright Israel operates a 24-hour hotline and each Trip Organizer will provide participants and their families with additional contact information. We are always available via e-mail at chavaya@optusnet.com.au or via telephone 0400 502 683 or  972-52-604-8412 should you have further questions.