Birthright Israel has been closely monitoring the situation with regard to COVID‑19 (i.e. the coronavirus) both in Israel and worldwide. The safety and security of our participants is our primary focus and concern and Birthright Israel is in daily contact with the Ministry of Health to evaluate the situation. We want to keep our supporters apprised of important updates as we get them.

To find information regarding COVID‑19 and trips, please visit Birthright Israel’s COVID-19 FAQ section.

While we are all watching the impact of this virus unfold across the globe, Birthright Israel Foundation wants to assure you that we will continue to put the participants and their safety first. Further updates will be shared as we receive them.

Will any Birthright Israel trips be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak?

We are in close contact with Israel’s Ministry of Health regarding the Coronavirus on a daily basis. Currently, Israel’s Ministry of Health has implemented entry restrictions for all travelers which now includes a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all those arriving as of 7:00pm, March 9, 2020. Birthright Israel trips are currently postponed through January 2021. Should any other changes be necessary, we will notify the participants accordingly. Learn More »

What happens if Birthright Israel decides to cancel trips to Israel due to the Coronavirus?

In the event that your trip is canceled due to the Coronavirus, you will be offered the opportunity to change your trip date this summer, carry over your deposit to a future season or receive a refund, whichever you prefer. Learn More »


This post was originally published on March 11, 2020, at 3:00pm.