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Safety & Security

In all of our destinations, at every moment of every day, our travelers’ safety is our top priority.

The relationships we’ve built around the world equip MEJDI Tours with private information unavailable to other tour companies, which we utilize to keep our travelers safe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From local police and national security forces to governmental and international agencies, MEJDI Tours has the right connections—built on decades of partnership and collaboration—to keep you and your group safe.

In order to keep travelers safe, MEJDI regularly communicates with:

  • Top officials with national security forces throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia
  • Governmental and intergovernmental agencies
  • Tourism ministries
  • U.S. embassies and consulates
  • World tourism organizations
  • The United Nations
  • Local police forces

While security interferences are rare, group leaders and travelers can rest assured that we will quickly and effectively respond to any contingencies that may arise.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE (Updated: 6 March 2020)

MEJDI Tours is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, incorporating guidance on foreign travel from organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Tourism Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of State. We have outlined the recommendations from these organizations to facilitate safe travel during this time:

1. Entry and Exit Requirements for Israel:

  • As of March 4, 2020, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority will deny entry to any person who is not an Israeli resident or citizen who has traveled in the last 14 days to: 
    • China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon (applies to connecting flights in these locations)
    • Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Austria (does not apply to connecting flights in these locations if you did not leave the airport)

Any affected travelers should work with the airline to reroute or change your flight. If possible, we recommend arranging direct flights to and from your touring destination.

2. Travelers should be aware that health screening procedures have been put in place on arrival in many countries. You should comply with these measures and be prepared for additional travel restrictions with little or no advance notice.

3. The CDC has recommended everyone take preventative measures to control the spread of disease while traveling or at home.

4. We recommend all travelers ensure they have travel insurance policies in place and to contact your travel insurance provider for information on coverage options.

We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. US Citizens travelling can enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive updates. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your travel arrangements, please contact our Traveler Services team, who will be happy to discuss your concerns further.

March/April MEJDI Tour Countries: 

Israel/Palestine: No increase in travel warning.

Jordan: No increase in travel warning.

Vietnam: No increase in travel warning.

Jamaica: No increase in travel warning.

Turkey: No increase in travel warning.

Colombia: No increase in travel warning.

United Kingdom/Northern Ireland: No increase in travel warning.

Additional Sources of Information: 

World Health Organization

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Department of States: Israel, Gaza and West Bank

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