Extend your stay in Israel!

For more information on extensions, please visit the Birthright Israel website.
Birthright Israel is not responsible for extensions processed with Gil Travel or with the airlines. Extensions are the individual’s responsibility.

What to do after your Birthright Israel Trip:

Choose your own adventure

If you would like to extend your stay to visit family, or plan your own adventure, you can change the return date of the ticket up to 3 months past your original departure date.

To change your flight before you depart, go to Gil Travel. If you are looking to extend once you’re already in Israel, please review the extension policy for the airline you are flying and be in touch with them directly. 

Remember that you cannot leave the trip early for any reason, so confirm the exact time of your return flight before booking any travel.

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