Travel

Travel Tips

Medications

If you are on a regular course of medication or there are medicines that particularly suit you, we recommend that you bring an adequate supply for your entire trip. Identical brands may not be available elsewhere, so also bring a copy of your prescription. For easy access when travelling, please keep all your medication in your hand luggage, not in your suitcase. Carry prescription drugs in their original package to avoid customs questions. If you have any existing medical conditions, dietary requirements or disability, this should be brought to our attention. Medical attention can be very expensive outside your own country, so be sure to take out adequate insurance.

Packing for a Trip

When travelling as a couple, pack each suitcase with day and evening clothing for each person, so that in the unlikely event one of your suitcases is mislaid on your flight, you’ll still be able to manage. Ensure that your personal and holiday details are written on a label inside each suitcase (including name, address, telephone number, departure and return flight details). Write only your name and destination address on outside labels. Make sure that your luggage is in good secure condition, and when carrying fragile items, use a rigid style suitcase for protection.

Check-in only your own suitcases. Do not carry items packed by other people. Never accept packages or articles from anyone unknown to you to carry onboard the aircraft.

There are strict airport security regulations on items that may be carried on board aircraft such as liquids/gels and metal objects. We suggest you pack only essential items for daytime use in your hand-baggage, both for your flight and while on the coach, for example, your camera, medicines, anything that you use frequently or are particularly valuable. Expensive jewelry, clothing, etc., should be left at home for your peace of mind.

Passports & Visas

You will require a passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. Visas* are not necessary for Israelis. All other passport holders must reconfirm with Ophir Tours about obtaining a visa.

*visas are necessary sometimes…every trip is different

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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must-have! It is imperative that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers you the entire time you are away from home. Your policy should cover the following:

  • Trip cancellation or curtailment
  • Loss or damage to property and baggage
  • Medical costs and personal accident

Don’t forget to pack a copy of your policy, contact phone numbers and instructions on how to claim in the unlikely event that it is necessary. If you purchased insurance through Ophir Tours your policy is included with your documents.

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