It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have travel health insurance that covers emergency medical, evacuation, and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. Regular health insurance plans almost never include emergency evacuation and repatriation insurance, so you will almost certainly need to purchase a separate TRAVEL health insurance plan.
In order to receive your trip vouchers, you must enter your insurance information into our tour operator’s online check-in system, Good To Go. You will receive a link to the Good to Go system roughly two months before departure.
You are welcome to use any travel insurance company you like. We recommend the International Volunteer Card (IVC). The IVC has plans that include the amount of travel medical, evacuation, and repatriation insurance you need for our programs, plus other trip insurance benefits. The card will also get you discounts and benefits at many locations, including many museums and hotels. Do NOT buy the Basic Plan that they offer, as it does not have enough coverage for our programs. Anyone from any country of any age can purchase this insurance. Another great thing about the IVC is that it covers you for an entire year and can be used for all your international travel for any trip 180 days or less in duration. While not required, we recommend purchasing cancellation insurance. For the IVC, you can purchase cancellation insurance on your trip and flights for 6.5% of however much you wish to cover. This can be purchased on their website when you buy the card.