Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Practical Information

The pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which had to be postponed due to the pandemic, will take place from 8 to 15 May, 2022. This new step of the Pilgrimage of Trust will be prepared by the Taizé Community in collaboration with the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Churches of the Holy Land. More information will be made available in the coming weeks and months, but here is already some basic information.


  • From 8 to 15 May, 2022. Plan your arrival at Tel Aviv airport for the morning of 8 May, in any case before 5pm. The pilgrimage will finish on 15 May at about 2pm.


  • For young adults between the ages of 18 and 35.


  • As much as possible, accommodation will be in families in the Holy Land. If the health situation keeps families from opening their homes readily, Plan B will be to offer accommodations in religious communities and parishes. Bring a sleeping bag and a foam or air mattress.


  • Visits to the main sites of Jerusalem and vicinity in a spirit of pilgrimage. Prayer together morning, midday and evening, Bible reflection, sharing with young adults from various parts of the world and with Christians from the Holy Land. A day by the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) and a prayer in Nazareth. More Christians from the Holy Land will be joining us from Thursday to Saturday. The morning program for those days will be similar to the morning program at a European meeting. Afternoons: midday and at least one evening prayer in various churches in Jerusalem; the other evening prayers will be in Bethlehem. The afternoon themes will often be linked to the sites where they are held.


  • It is too early to specify the exact amount. Probably around 190 Euros which will include transportation and meals in the Holy Land.


  • You can register until March 22, 2002. Write as soon as possible to holyland2022 taize.fr and we will tell you how to proceed with the registration. Do not purchase your plane ticket before your registration has been accepted. At this stage, no one can know where we will be with the pandemic and we will have to adapt to the situation.


  • Plan to fly into the Tel Aviv airport (an hour away from Jerusalem) before 5pm on Sunday, May 8, where a welcome team will be present to assist you.


  • You will need a passport to enter Israel. Make sure your passport is still valid six months after your departure date. Inquire whether citizens of your country need a visa to enter Israel. A visa is not required for citizens of the European Union. Israel no longer stamps passports, but provides those entering at the Tel Aviv airport with a paper slip that you will need to keep with you until your departure.


  • A certificate of full vaccination against Covid-19 is required by the Israeli authorities as a condition for entering the country. In coming weeks, we will inform you of other possible regulations that may be added.


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See also: Messages from Church Leaders.

Last updated: 23 February 2022