General Information About Traveling

Passport Information

A valid, up-to-date U.S. passport is required for each traveler. Your passport must be valid at least six months beyond your return date.  A Visa is no longer required for pilgrims going to Medjugorje. However, if you desire to join a BVM Caritas pilgrimage and you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be required to get a Visa. It is very important to let our representative know if you are not a U.S. citizen.

 

Insurance

We strongly suggest the purchase of travel insurance. We furnish the forms to all those who travel with us.  The cost of the pilgrimage is non-refundable once it has been ticketed. 

 

Weather

Temperatures in Medjugorje are approximately as follows:

March35°F to 55°FApril45°F to 65°F
May55°F to 75°FJune60°F to 95°F
July65°F to 95°FAugust65°F to 90°F
September55°F to 85°FOctober50°F to 70°F
November40°F to 55°F

 

Please keep in mind that you are in an area of mountains and the temperatures may feel somewhat lower than those listed. It is important that you remember that there is little air conditioning in the pansion where you will be staying, and although there is heat, there is a possibility of it not always working properly. It is best to plan to layer your clothing so you may add or subtract according to need. Most months of the year have some rain, so you will need to prepare for that as well.

 

Clothing

Please be mindful that this is a religious place. The Church officials have asked that no shorts or tank tops be worn in the Churchyard or in the two mountain areas which have special religious significance. Your dress will need to be comfortable. We suggest that ladies wear loose fitted pants or jeans. Capri pants and long knee-length shorts or skirts (not short) may be worn as well as comfortable walking shoes. Sneakers are a must for this pilgrimage. High-heels and dress-up clothing are unnecessary. It would be wise to take clothing that can be layered, with layers being added or removed as the temperature warrants. An all-weather coat is a good idea. Remember the terrain here is hilly and rocky and very dusty when dry, but very muddy when wet. Some roads are not paved and the mode of transportation for a good pilgrimage is “foot power.” We strongly suggest that you take an extra change of clothing with you in your carry-on luggage in the event that your luggage is lost, delayed, or damaged. This happens frequently.

 

Time Difference

The time difference is six hours ahead of Eastern Time, seven hours ahead of Central Time, eight hours ahead of Mountain Time, and nine hours ahead of Pacific Time.

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