TRAVEL INFORMATION

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COVID-19

Because of the fluidity of Covid-19, it is not practical, nor wise to state exactly what the travel requirements will be in the next few months before our tour’s departure in May of 2022. We will stay abreast of all government and CDC regulations regarding travel, vaccinations and possible Travel Passports that may be required. At this time, (May 2021) the US, Israeli and Jordanian governments are requiring anyone entering their countries to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, the US vaccines that are acceptable are the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Travelers must also show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test 3 days prior to entering the country.

We feel confident that travel will look different in a year. Once we know for certain what the requirements will be for our tour you will be contacted via email, and the information will be updated here.


COVID-19 AND TRAVEL

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2021/04/13/israel-to-open-international-travel-to-vaccinated-tourists-from-23-may/?sh=386398ad344c

 

FLIGHT ONLY INFORMATION

Because of COVID-19 our flight options are limited at this time; fortunately as the travel industry continues to open up, more flight schedules will become available. Once they do, we may have better choices for our departure and arrival times.


In our travels we have discovered some tricks for flying the world. We have found that it is best to avoid layovers as there can be delays and missed flights. To avoid that possibility here is our plan:


We will fly from our home airport to the east coast. Depending on future flight schedules to Amman, we will fly to either JFK in New York, or Chicago O'Hare. From there we will take a nonstop to Amman Jordan arriving in the afternoon on May 15, 2022. Our bus will be there waiting to take us to our accommodations for the night.


We believe this is a much better option for our group as it will be less flying time by several hours and less opportunity for missed or delayed flights. (Trust us, you will be so happy to have less flight and layover time.) Our flight from Israel back to the US will be nonstop, either to San Francisco or Los Angeles, and then you will get yourself back to your home airport.


We will be monitoring these future flight possibilities and once they become available you will get an email from us to book these flights for yourself. We have a travel agent working with our tour group to help walk us through the ticket purchasing process. We will contact you when it is the appropriate time to book your flights; normally it is 6-9 months before our departure date.

(Due to Covid-19 the flight industry can be rather fluid so please be aware that our above flight plan may be adjusted if needed)


It is important for you to know that we have researched other travel agencies to compare prices to stay competitive; other tours may have lower costs because they will book the cheapest flights in volume, but the flights will have one to two stops with layovers in various European cities, this makes the international flight time 18-20+ hours vs an 11½ hour nonstop from the east coast to Amman, Jordan. Also, it is important to know that most tours do not include lunches, tips for the guides and bus drivers, or tips for hotel and restaurant personal; these extras are added to the last invoice before travel. Please Note: The Dusty Robe tour price does include those extra costs.

FLIGHT ASSISTANCE

High Point Go is our flight representative and Zach Douglas is our agent. High Point Go does not handle the land portion of our tour, they handle only the flight portion. When it is time to book your flights you can contact Zach Douglas directly. 

Zach Douglas

Senior Account Executive & Vendor Relations Manager

highpointgo.com

Phone: 972-284-1318  

 

PASSPORT & VISA INFO

IMPORTANT: When you are filling out your travel documents make sure your Passport name appears exactly as it does on all your travel documents prior to ticketing. Once the flight has been ticketed, name changes are not allowed. Name changes will not be processed at the airport. 


Traveling to Israel and Jordan

U.S. citizens traveling to Israel and Jordan must have a passport, which should be valid for at least 6 months after you return home. If that is not the case for you, start the process of renewing now. Covid-19 has delayed the process by several weeks or even months so be sure to start early. 

COVID-19 PASSPORT INFORMATION: 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html  

PASSPORT PURCHASE OR RENEWAL LINK:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html 


You should have at least 2 free pages in the visa section of your passport for any country you will be visiting. If you do not have at least 2 pages it would be wise to renew your passport now. 

Non-U.S. citizens should verity the entry requirements with VisaHQ or with the relevant embassy or consulate.  Please see specific entry requirements provided by VisaHQ.

Passengers who hold dual citizenship (U.S. and Israel) are required to enter and exit Israel using an Israeli passport. Please remember to take both passports with you when visiting Israel.

Israel and Jordan grants tourist visas upon arrival for U.S. citizens.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Do you need travel insurance? We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Even with the most meticulous planning, travel can be full of surprises. Here are just a few unforeseen circumstances that could arise:

  • A family emergency comes up the day before you're due to depart.

  • You get sick just before travelling.

  • You booked a domestic connecting flight, but it's delayed, causing you to miss your international flight.

  • A severe storm causes your international flight to be grounded, and now you'll miss part of your itinerary.

  • Your bags get lost, misrouted or damaged in transit.

  • You sprain an ankle while on tour.                                                                                               

When you purchase a travel protection plan, you can relax and enjoy your trip knowing that you have protection in place should something happen. 

Squaremouth is an option if you choose to purchase travel insurance. This online resource allows you to compare prices and policies of several travel insurance companies. 

 

Is travel insurance a waste of money?

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERAGE:

17 Things Your Policy Will Not Cover 

Be sure to read the fine print when purchasing your travel insurance

 

Flight Terms & Conditions

**Prices are based upon availability at time of booking and are subject to change. **Taxes and surcharges are not guaranteed until time of ticketing. Travel insurance has been offered for the contracted trip and client understands what travel insurance does and does not include. It is strongly suggested that you use travel insurance for any and all travel. Representatives are only acting as an agent for SUPPLIERS in offering travel related services or in accepting reservations or bookings for services (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.) Therefore, the representatives of The Dusty Robe: A Journey To The Holy Land shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice, or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling of personal effects. The acceptance of such contracts and or tickets shall be deemed to be consent to the foregoing conditions and also to the further conditions that neither the travel agency nor any travel representatives shall be or become liable or responsible for any loss, injury, or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other service resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God including, but not limited to, dangers incident to the sea, fire, acts of governments or other authorities, de juris or de facto wars, whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, epidemics, pandemics, quarantines, medical or custom regulations, delays or cancellations of or changes in itinerary, routing or schedules from any cause beyond the control of the representatives of this tour shall be or become liable for any additional liability sustained or incurred as a result of the foregoing causes. Client assumes complete and full responsibility for and hereby releases all representatives of this tour from any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visas, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions, at such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department. For medical information, call the Public Health Service. By embarking upon the contracted travel, the client voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Client is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Taxes and Fuel Surcharges are subject to change with or without notice and the amount is not guaranteed until the tickets have been ticketed. Client understands that any change of name, date, city, or variation from the contract can and will result in a charge stated by the travel agency. Charges for such changes can change with or without notice. To cancel a ticket will result in a penalty and will be determined by the representatives of The Dusty Robe tour. The cost of the cancellation fee is clearly stated in the registration forms. In the event of using a credit card for flight purchases the client will be subject to pay a credit card usage fee. Baggage Fees are NOT included in tour price. Please check the airline web site for the latest baggage fees and information.