Covid 19 Trip Policies and Guidelines

Covid 19 Trip Protections

At Adventures In Missions, the health and safety of our mission trip participants is our top priority. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented a number of guidelines to help protect our team members while they serve on mission trips.

Some of the steps we are taking include:

  • Regular monitoring of local health guidelines and advice from health authorities
  • Encouraging team members to get vaccinated before traveling
  • Implementing enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures on all trips

We are committed to doing everything we can to help protect our team members from COVID-19 while they serve on mission trips. We believe that mission trips are an important part of a healthy Christian journey, and we’re here to help you find the trip that’s right for you.

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 guidelines, or if you’re interested in learning more about our mission trips and how you can get involved, we would love to hear from you!

Payment Protection Plan

Our goal is to work alongside you to achieve your mission trip goals while providing a sustainable impact wherever you serve. In an effort to better serve you, we have developed this payment protection policy for group Short Term Mission trips.

  • In the case that Adventures cancels a trip, a group’s funds are refundable up to the $75 per person deposit. This deposit is able to be applied toward a future trip with Adventures.
  • Adventures will make cancelations 60 days before a trip, except for the case of unpredictable or extenuating circumstances.
  • In the case that a group decides to cancel, their payments can be applied toward a future trip with Adventures but are not refundable.
  • Groups must notify Adventures of a decision to cancel 60 days before the trip. After this point we cannot guarantee any re-application of funds.

COVID-19 Trip Guidelines

Adventures encourages all participants to follow CDC guidelines and local regulations at all times. These guidelines will likely change between now and the time of your trip. We will discuss these changes with you as part of your preparation leading up to your trip. It’s important that your group familiarize themselves with these guidelines and make the appropriate preparation before the trip begins.

Having said that, we have also established these basic guidelines for all Adventures Short Term Mission trips.

  1. Trip participants are required to fill out a health safety questionnaire before traveling to their destination.
  2. Trip participants are required to fill out a health safety questionnaire each morning before breakfast.
  3. Trip participants should maintain social distancing, including in ministry. When not socially distanced, wear a mask.
  4. Each participant should bring at least three masks to wear throughout the week.
  5. All participants will be required to have their temperature checked by the Project Leader each morning. The Project Leader will be equipped with a temporal thermometer.
  6. No large group gatherings.
    We will coordinate with our ministry partners to try to ensure that there are no large group gatherings. In the case that there are, this is done at the discretion of the ministry partner and participants should not feel obligated to attend. It’s our objective to have plenty of smaller service opportunities, such as serving at food pantries, doing work projects at churches or ministries and ministering to people in smaller groups and in a safe, responsible manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if a person is showing symptoms of COVID?

They will be quarantined and taken to a facility to have a COVID test taken. They will remain quarantined for 10 days, per CDC guidelines.

What happens if a participant contracts COVID on the trip?

They will be quarantined from the rest of the group and everyone will follow CDC recommendations.

What if a participant is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days?

Exposure means 15 minute of close interaction. In this case, the participant will enter the quarantine protocol.

What if a participant feels uncomfortable with a ministry opportunity due to safety reasons?

The participant should notify their Project Leader or group leader and remove herself/himself from the situation.

What type of quarantine options are there available near my ministry site?

Each location will be prepared with quarantine recommendations. Each situation is unique and will be handled specifically to address the needs of the individual, the group and others who are involved.

Can Adventures do anything to help with plane tickets if the trip were to get cancelled?

Each group is financially responsible for their own flights. We cannot reimburse any costs associated with travel. Please check with the airline about their flight cancellation policy.

How does Adventures evaluate whether or not they will cancel a trip?

Most of the time this decision is made for us by local authorities. In some international cases, airlines may decide to not fly into a country. We look at government recommendations, airline activity and discuss with our partner. This, paired with our ongoing attention to CDC and WHO recommendations and regulations, usually makes the decision to cancel very clear.

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