TERMS & CONDITIONS
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All travelers are responsible for checking the Visa Requirements for the countries they are visiting or passing through prior to departure. Passports, visas, and other travel documents must be valid for the dates of travel. Go Israel NA assumes no responsibility in case of cancellation due to visa related issues. U.S. citizens do not require a visa to Israel. For all other destinations, or if you are a citizen of a different country other than the United States, it is the travelers’ responsibility to check the visa requirements. All travelers’ passports must be valid for at least six (6) months from the dates of the tour.
Tourists coming to Israel are exempt from paying VAT on tourism services ONLY if the passengers’ passport information (Passport Number, Nationality and Validity) is provided in full at the time of booking, or prior to their arrival in Israel. If this information is not provided, please note that we will automatically add VAT to your invoice. VAT is currently 17% of the total value of services reserved.
Every tourist who enters Israel receives a B2 slip upon exiting passport control. This slip will exempt you from paying VAT (value added tax), which is applicable to Israeli citizens. Kindly note that the B2 slip will have to be presented along with your passport at every hotel upon check-in. You should carry your slip with you for the entire duration of your trip. If you do not present your B2 slip at check-in, you may be charged with VAT by the hotel.
IMPORTANT: Please note that Israeli citizens living abroad are NOT exempt from paying VAT on services, even if they hold a second, international passport.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS
All services are on a request basis and subject to both AIR and/or LAND availability.
If a booking is made within 60 days of departure, full payment is due at time of booking. There may be a $50 late processing fee plus any applicable costs of express or overnight mail services. Personal checks will not be accepted for reservations made 30 days or less prior to departure. Money order, bank wire, certified bank check, or credit card payments will be accepted.
Payments received after the final payment deadline will incur a $50 late payment fee per person. If you are part of a group and your payment is not submitted by the due date, you may also incur an increase in airfare in the event that your ticket is issued separately from the group space. Travel documents will not be sent until payment is received in full. Surcharges for express or overnight mail services may apply.
REFUNDS, CHANGES, & CANCELLATIONS
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Should a client cancel his/her hotel reservation booked through Go Israel NA, the hotel’s cancellation policy will apply PLUS the initial deposit of $250 per person.
CHANGES TO EXISTING RESERVATIONS
* In addition to the above mentioned company policy, suppliers may apply different terms during High Season.
All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars. When based on other currency, cost is subject to amendments in the event of changes in local currency or economic conditions. Rates for all guaranteed departure tours are valid until February 2020.
Guaranteed Departure tours are operated “as is.” Touring programs are subject to change due to local conditions, and the sequence of the tour is subject to change. There is a strict no refund policy for unused services.
Programs are tailored to meet with travelers’ expectations and needs. Ad hock changes are possible, taking into consideration additional costs due to added sites and services as well as travel time. Private tour guides’ working hours are 7am – 7pm; over-time and over-mileage charges are applicable.
For individual bookings, airfare is not guaranteed until the ticket is issued. Tickets can only be issued once the full payment is received. GO ISRAEL NA is not responsible for seat assignments on flights. If you would like to reserve a specific seat or require wheelchair assistance at the airport, it is the traveler’s responsibility to contact the airline directly to process and confirm the request. It is the traveler’s responsibility to check flight schedules and connecting flights as they are subject to change without notice. When booking a connecting flight, travelers must consider sufficient time for the connection. GO ISRAEL NA is not be liable for any change of schedule or missed flight connection, nor will GO ISRAEL NA be responsible for any additional fees incurred.
The airline is not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board the aircraft. The passenger tickets in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the Airline and the Passenger.
For security reasons and due to measures taken by the authorities, all airlines require that the passenger’s name on the ticket MUST match the passenger name as it appears on the passport. GO ISRAEL NA is not responsible for denied boarding or re-issue costs due to an incorrect name provided by the passenger or a third party acting on the passenger’s behalf.
Travelers will receive their Travel Documents approximately three (3) weeks prior to departure and only once full payment has been received by GO ISRAEL NA. Documents include E-Tickets (if booked by GO ISRAEL NA), a detailed itinerary of all booked services by GO ISRAEL NA, contact information at the destination(s), and other useful information.
To protect yourself against cancellation charges, we highly recommend that you purchase adequate Travel Insurance. If you have credit card coverage, it is important to confirm that it covers cancellation penalties. GO ISRAEL NA will not assume liability for any loss, damage, delay, or for an accident of any kind that may occur due to the negligence of any company, hotel proprietor or other person responsible for the provision of services. Participants with mobility concerns must be accompanied at their own expense by their own companion. Group leaders and tour guides are not responsible for assisting with a walker/wheelchair.
GO ISRAEL NA purchases AIR & LAND services (i.e. flights, transportation, hotel rooms, restaurants, etc.) from various suppliers who are not affiliated with GO ISRAEL NA. All prices are subject to all tariffs, terms & conditions under which all airlines, transportation (coach, limousine companies, etc.), hotels, cruises, tour operators, credit card processing platforms, restaurants & other service are contracted. Clients agree not to hold GO ISRAEL NA responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any person, property or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or resulting from any Act of God, dangers, incident at sea, fire, breakdowns of machinery or equipment, act of governments or authorities, de jure or de facto, wars declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, epidemics, quarantines, medical, or customs regulations, defaults, delays, cancellations, surcharges, fees, or any causes beyond the control of GO ISRAEL NA. GO ISRAEL NA will not be responsible for any additional expenses or liability sustained for or incurred by a traveler as a result of any of the forgoing clauses nor for any loss or damage resulting from improperly issued visas or other documents. GO ISRAEL NA is licensed to sell travel insurance; all travelers are informed of such as well as given the option and are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.
All hotel and government taxes are included unless otherwise specified. Accommodation is based on two people sharing a room. GO ISRAEL NA is not responsible for allocating roommates for single travelers. A Single Supplement applies for all single occupancy rooms, and it is the traveler’s responsibility to find a roommate in the event that he/she is traveling alone and would like to share a double occupancy room. Room upgrade requests are subject to additional charges and availability. Where possible, handicapped or non-smoking rooms may be requested and are subject to availability. The right is reserved by the supplier to substitute a hotel from those listed in the brochure/website due to availability or for client comfort and/or for reasons beyond their control. Hoteliers are solely responsible for room allocation, in accommodation with the category as booked and reserved by travelers. International standards apply for check-in (3:00pm) and check-out (11am-12pm). In Israel there are no official ratings for hotels, therefore hotel categories are displayed as an indication only.
All prices are commissionable to Travel Agents unless otherwise specified. Payments are by agency check or electronic wire transfer. All credit card payments are subject to a 3.5% merchant fee (fee may vary by credit card).