Travel Safe with MEDLIFE | Service Learning Trips Safety

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Service Learning Trips Safety. At MEDLIFE we take safety seriously.

We encourage you to read this page in conjunction with our FAQs and booking conditions.

Travel safety tips With MEDLIFE

In addition to meeting local requirements in all destinations where we operate, we implement international travel safety measures for extra precaution:

Vaccination & Testing Requirements

When volunteering with MEDLIFE and planning to travel to one of our Service Learning Trip destinations, we recommend you consult the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for the latest vaccine recommendations. Some vaccines may require administration several months or weeks before your departure, and you can usually obtain them from a healthcare provider or travel clinic. It’s always best to seek advice from your physician on the most suitable treatment options.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing are no longer required to attend a MEDLIFE Service Learning Trip. However, we highly recommend all participants get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (three doses) before traveling to their SLT destination.

Pre-Trip Safety Review & Safety Briefing

All participants must attend a mandatory Pre-Trip Safety Review aimed to ensure that all participants are aware of MEDLIFE procedures, precautions, and protocols. Upon arrival, volunteers will attend an extensive safety briefing with protective equipment and face masks. Masks are compulsory during Mobile Clinics and will be provided by MEDLIFE.

COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine

If a participant is demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, we will assist them by arranging a COVID-19 test. A private room and meal delivery plan will be organized if a volunteer tests positive. Please keep in mind that MEDLIFE cannot assume any costs related to volunteer quarantine, testing, travel delay, or disruption. 

COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Options

Emergency medical insurance is included in the cost of your trip with a deductible of $250 USD. However, insurance for trip cancelation or disruption is not included. We highly recommend purchasing upgraded insurance for more comprehensive protection. Further information on this is provided during the booking process.

Safety During Mobile Clinics

We constantly communicate with our partner communities to understand their needs and concerns regarding COVID-19. We only take student volunteers to communities explicitly expressing their comfort and enthusiasm. Where possible, clinics are located in areas with open airflow. Any patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are screened by a medical professional and separated to avoid contact with volunteers. 


Additional RESOURCES 

Do you have questions about our Service Learning Trips safety guidelines? Are you a parent or professor looking for more information? Contact [email protected] to arrange a call with a representative from MEDLIFE HQ.

For more information about Service Learning Trip safety protocols and booking conditions, visit our FAQs.