Mission Trips & the effect of COVID-19
Mission trips are happening in 2022!
World Race, World Race: Gap Year, and Semesters by World Race initially launched teams to serve alongside long-term partners in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and South Africa. We have, and will continue to, move into other countries as they open up and become viable options for us.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.
Will I be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Now that more and more countries are loosening COVID restrictions, we are no longer requiring the COVID vaccine for any trips. The COVID vaccine will now be treated like any other vaccine, in that it is only required if a country you are going to logistically requires it for entry (like a visa). As such, most (likely all) routes will not require the COVID vaccine!
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.
Will the international insurance through Adventures include COVID-19 coverage?
Yes. For all participants traveling internationally with us, your insurance policy includes COVID-19 coverage, at no additional cost. For additional information, see your profile or speak with your Admissions Advisor.
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.
Looking for what’s next? Check out these upcoming trips!
Due to COVID-19 all routes are subject to change