Passport – You will need your passport with you throughout the pilgrimage. It is a good idea to keep it on your person at all times or to keep it in the lockbox of your hotel room if the guide tells you that it is permissible to not have your passport with you on a certain day of touring.
Protection Against Theft – There are a few locations in Jerusalem where pickpockets are known to operate. Keep your wallet or purse fastened, and close to your person, and be careful of anyone who appears to be trying to make physical contact with you in an unusual manner. Tell your guide or group leader immediately if you suspect someone is trying to steal items from you, or if you have lost an item to theft.
Lost Items – It is extremely difficult for lost items to be recovered by their owners while on pilgrimage. If you have lost insured items that need reports, please inform the guide and group leader directly. There are tourism police units working in all districts of the Holy Land.
Regional Safety and Security – The Holy Land is a safe place to visit. Even during periods of conflict, tourists and pilgrims have come to the Holy Land and returned safely to their homes without a slight concern. Your tour organizer and Nativity Pilgrimage will monitor the security situation at all times and let you know should any changes in the pilgrimage itinerary should need to be made. When you arrive in the Holy Land, you may be surprised to see the amount of armed police, soldiers and security forces in the country, as well as the existence of military-style fortifications and walls. Do not be alarmed by this; while unfortunate it is part of the daily life of the Holy Land.