preparation & PACKING GUIDE PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND 23 FEB - 5 MAR 2019
welcome Welcome to the preparation and packing guide for your pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This document provides you with all the information you need as a pilgrim to minimise any possible inconveniences throughout the pilgrimage. Please read the sections carefully and take all advice and information provided. If you have any questions, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me. Matthew (+6) 016-4432783 Event Coordinator
flight schedule Please take note that, we will meet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Departure Hall on 23 FEBRUARY 2019, at 22:00 hours, to facilitate the check-in process with EMIRATES AIRLINE. *All times are local timing
24 FEB SUNDAY
EK 343G KUL - DUB
0110 - 0430
24 FEB SUNDAY
EK 901G DUB - AMM
0800 - 0940
04 MAR MONDAY
EK 904G AMM - DUB
1710 - 2200
05 MAR TUESDAY
EK 346G DUB - KUL
0330 - 1435
06 MAR WEDNESDAY
EK 904G AMM - DUB
1710 - 2200
07 MAR THURSDAY
EK 346G DUB - KUL
0330 - 1435
RETURN FOR PETRA GROUP
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1. aircraft instructions BAGGAGE WEIGHT LIMITS All passengers are subject to specific luggage weight limits. Extra luggage weight will be chargeable and borne personally by the passenger. See details below.
CHECKED-IN LUGGAGE Maximum weight: 23KG limited to only ONE (1) piece of luggage per person. DO NOT keep your passport here.
HAND CARRY LUGGAGE Maximum weight: 7KG limited to only ONE (1) piece of luggage per person. DO NOT pack any sharp objects here.
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AIRCRAFT PROHIBITIONS For the safety of passengers, crew, and aircraft, the following items are either prohibited or restricted on all aircrafts. Please ensure that you do not pack items specified in this list in your hand-carry or checked baggage.
* Medically necessary needles and syringes are exempted from these prohibitions if passengers have in their possession prescription medications with a professionally printed label that identifies the medical office, pharmacy or manufacturer of the medication.
Generally, you must not take on board: • Firearms of any type including replicas or toys. • Explosives including fireworks, flares, and toy gun caps. • Gases including compressed gas cylinders, tear gas, mace, peppersprays, and household aerosols. • Flammable materials including petrol, lighter fuel, paint thinners, non-safety matches, fire-lighters and
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flammable glue. • Poisons including weed killers, pesticides, and insecticides. • Corrosive substances including batteries, mercury and drain cleaners. • Other dangerous goods such as magnetised or radioactive material, toxic or infectious substances like laboratory diagnostic samples.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to declare hazardous materials may result in civil or criminal penalties for passengers. All airlines are required to report violations to government authorities.
CONNECTING FLIGHTS TO KLIA
on time. Please note that we have had to leave pilgrims behind before because their connecting flights were cancelled and they were unable to make it in time for the flight out of KLIA. For the return flight from KLIA to your designated local airport, we recommend that you book a flight that departs only at least three or four hours upon your arrival in KLIA. This is to enable you to still catch the connecting flight home on time if there are slight delays in our return flight.
MAS or AIR ASIA If you live outside of the Klang Valley, we recommend that you take a connecting flight BUDGET AIRLINES to KLIA either by MAS or Air Asia. Bookings for Air Asia now operates from KLIA 2, which both these airlines can be made online. is connected to KLIA by inter-terminal train transfers costing only RM2 per trip for adults TIMING FOR CONNECTING FLIGHTS (one way). For the flight from your nearest airport to KLIA, we recommend that you take an early flight that LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE will enable you to arrive at least two or or three Please make sure that your luggage allowance hours before our appointed meeting time. This is sufficient to cover the weight of your luggage is so that if you miss that flight, you would still together with all the things that you anticipate be able to catch a next flight to meet us at KLIA bringing back from your destination.
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2. safety & convenience PASSPORTS / TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
WEATHER AND EXPECTED CLIMATES
You are advised to bring a security pouch to be The weather in the Holy Land is anticipated to hung around your neck, inside your clothing. Do be within the range of 8 to 22 degrees Celsius keep your passports and travelling documents in during your trip. the pouch at all times.
*Bring along a photocopy of your passport, identification card and 2 pcs of passport 220-volt, 50 hertz electrical appliances (usually photographs. That way, in case you lose your two-pronged) are commonly used during this passport, the organisers might be able to do trip. (Refer following page.) something about it.
SKIN MOISTURISER, HAND LOTION, LIP-BALM AND SUN BLOCK
Do remember to bring your medical prescription, especially if you are suffering from serious ailments. Bring sufficient supply of your To cope with the weather and climate conditions, medication, as it might be difficult to obtain it is highly recommended to bring skin the medicine at the locations where we will be moisturisers, hand lotion, lip balm and sun block visiting. for your protection.
ATTIRE AND CLOTHING Dressing must be appropriate and modest in the houses of worship, so do take this into consideration when packing your clothing. You may be denied entry into some of the sites if they deemed the dressing to be inappropriate. Please bring along clothing which are suitable for low temperature conditions, such as jackets, shawl etc.
EXTRA CHANGE OF CLOTHES
UMBRELLAS / RAINCOATS Please bring along umbrellas and raincoats in anticipation of wet weather.
WALKING SHOES Good walking shoes are to be brought in preparation for the walking that needs to be done during the trip.
Walking sticks are advised for those who might Do keep a change of clothes in the hand luggage have weak legs, knees or difficulties in ascending in case of unforeseen circumstances of missing or descending steep slopes. or misrouted luggage.
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For those covered under the group insurance, the tour leader will know what to do if you need to be warded in a hospital for medical attention.
They are comfortable and clean. The list of hotels will be provided to you as we approach the departure date, for the reference of your family members.
For both in-patient and out-patient treatment, a pilgrim will have to pay for the medical treatment first. Accompanied with the payment receipt and medical report from the attending doctor, we will assist the pilgrim to apply for reimbursements from the insurance company. All terms and conditions of the insurance company’s policy apply.
FLU VACCINE You are advised to go for a flu vaccination before the trip. The flu vaccination lasts for a year. It won’t stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary between people, so it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination it’s likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.
FOOD AND DRINKS Food and drinks will be sufficient and the diet will be either Chinese food or the local cuisine depending on the locations we are at.
MOBILE PHONES Your mobile phones will not be able to roam in the Holy Land. Most hotels have free internet connection, at least at the lobby area although it’s no guarantee. Separate extra charges may even apply for some hotels for wi-fi usage.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN THE HOLY LAND FEB / MAR 2019
20 21 16
11 11 8
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HOLY LAND ELECTRICAL OUTLETS
CURRENCY Israel accepts the US Dollars (USD) for all transactions. However, they also use Israeli Shekels for transactions. Kindly take note that Israeli Shekels can only be obtained in Israel itself. Therefore, kindly bring along only USD. RATE OF EXCHANGE TO 1 USD (correct at the time of printing)
Israeli Shekel (ILS)
*It is NOT ADVISABLE to bring along too much cash in case of theft or misplacement. Try to bring small change instead for your shopping later.
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3. What to pack
CAMERA / EXTRA MEMORY CARDS / BATTERIES
CREDIT / DEBIT CARD
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LIP BALM / MOISTURIZERS
EXTRA CLOTHES (TO BE KEPT IN HAND LUGGAGE)
JACKET / WARM CLOTHING
HANGING SECURITY POUCH
WALKING STICK / SHOES
UMBRELLA / RAINCOAT
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SUNGLASSES / SPARE SPECTACLES / CONTACT LENSES
DO NOT PACK SCISSORS / KNIVES / NAIL CLIPPER INTO HAND CARRY BAG
ROSARY CHAPLETS DO NOT BRING EXPENSIVE JEWELLERY
PRAYER PETITIONS *Bring along your petitions and petitions that others have asked you to place at the various shrines. These petitions can be given to Matthew to be offered during the daily Masses.
DO NOT PACK LIGHTERS / AEROSOL PRODUCTS INTO HAND CARRY BAG
DO NOT PACK POWERBANKS AT ALL IN CHECK-IN
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4. pilgrim'S checklist IN YOUR HAND-CARRY LUGGAGE Passport Travel documents Important medication Mobile phone / tablets Currency & credit/debit cards Extra clothes Rosary chaplets Sunglasses Camera / recording devices Wet wipes Power banks No scissors/knives/nail clipper No flammables
IN YOUR CHECK-IN LUGGAGE Photocopy of passport, IC and 2 pieces of passport photographs International travel adapter Proper attire and clothing Warm jackets & scarf Skin moisturiser Hand lotion Lip-balm Sun block 12 | splendourproject.com
Walking sticks Umbrellas / raincoats Prayer petitions Plastic mini kettle/thermos
BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE: Passport Security pouch Travel documents Good walking shoes No aircraft prohibitions Correct luggage weight Connecting flights tickets Matthewâ€™s contact (016-443 2783) Meeting place and time in KLIA Prayed
ANY OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS: ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________
If you need any further information unavailable in this document, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us: (+6) 016 - 443 2783 (Matthew) email@example.com Please also keep in touch with us via WhatsApp and check your emails for any updates in the weeks and days before the pilgrimage. Happy packing and looking forward to a wonderful pilgrimage with you!