2021 Mission Trips & the effect of COVID-19
Mission trips are launching in 2021!
World Race, World Race: Gap Year, and Semesters by World Race mission teams are currently serving alongside long-term partners in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and South Africa.View Trips
What will COVID-19 requirements and expectations be while on a mission trip?
We are committed to complying with any government regulations that exist throughout your mission trip. This could include entry requirements, curfews, in-country travel restrictions or more. We are also committed to having field policies in line with best practices for our mission trips and gap year program. We will continue to work closely with our ministry partners to monitor the advice of international health organizations and local regulations.
What if borders close, due to COVID-19, while participants are on a mission trip?
Our internal risk management team and our external consultants will continue to monitor the COVID-19 implications for international travel. If quick action does become necessary, we have experience navigating that situation. In March 2020, borders began to close without much notice, and we safely brought home 570 missionaries from 26 international squads over the course of 6 days. While we cannot completely predict what every future situation would look like, we do have an experienced team that is ready to work around the clock to get our participants home, if necessary.
Do participants need a COVID-19 test before arriving for a mission trip?
Yes. Due to recent trends and to stay compliant with updated regulations, we are requiring all mission trip and gap year program participants as well as all field leaders coming to Launch to get a COVID-19 test within 7 days of arrival on our campus. Negative test documentation will be required to register upon arrival. Active participants have received further details about this from our staff, and we will continue to update new participants in a timely manner.
Will the international insurance through Adventures include COVID-19 coverage?
Yes! And this is a change from what was originally announced. Adventures in Missions has been able to negotiate this addition to our original plan for all mission trips and the gap year program. This is at no additional cost to the racer. More specific information can be found here or in your profile. If you’ve personally worked with MissionSafe to purchase individual COVID-19 coverage, you can contact them to cancel.
What if I sign up for a mission trip and we are unable to launch?
We have an experienced risk management team. They monitor political, health, weather, and other risks in the regions where we serve. We continue to confidently plan impactful mission trips and adjust when necessary. We won’t launch a mission trip that isn’t up to our standards of safety. In 2020, we canceled our international mission trips due to safety and travel restrictions with COVID-19 and gave options to our participants to join us domestically or defer to a later date. We currently feel confident launching future mission trips. If we have to cancel your mission trip, or you don’t feel comfortable going, the money you’ve raised can be applied to a different or future trip within the next calendar year. Our team will be happy to work with you to find the best option for your situation.