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No. With additional questions, please consult the US State Department website.

YES! All team members will need passports valid through February 2023.

Outbound flights from New York to Tel Aviv are approximately 10 hours. Return flights from Tel Aviv to New York are approximately 12 hours.

Outbound flights from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv are approximately 14 hours. Return flights from Tel Aviv to New York are approximately 15 hours.

Several flights are reserved for to depart the United States from various airports. Departure airports are TBD, but may include JFK, EWR, LAX (subject to change). All U16, U18, and Open Athletes, along with all Coaches, Managers and Medical personnel are required to take the group flight unless special permission is granted by the Maccabi USA Office. Please note that some flights may have a supplemental fee.

Certain teams may have training camps in the USA prior to departure and will fly together.

All USA Team members are personally responsible for their domestic travel arrangements to/from the USA departure city. Maccabi USA will ask you to provide your domestic travel information before departure.

  • The U16, U18 and Open Team members will depart around July 5, 2022 for the ISRAEL CONNECT.  Some teams will have a training camp in Israel prior to July 5 and if so, will depart around July 3. Other teams will also have training in the US prior to their July 5 departure. Details on training camps will be available in Spring of 2022 to all Team Members.
  • Masters athletes should be in Israel by July 12 and will have the opportunity to take their own International flight or take a Maccabi USA flight option with Gil Travel.

U16, U18 and Open Team members will have baggage included. If your sport requires specialized sporting equipment or over-sized gear, you may incur added fees from the airline. Masters athletes who chose to travel with the delegation may have baggage fees included as well.

Yes! We advise all participants to purchase trip insurance. Please take into account that you will be participating in a sports competition, which may require additional coverage. Check with your provider for more details and coverage options.