Travel Safe with MEDLIFE
Travel with confidence and know that MEDLIFE takes safety seriously.
We encourage you to read this page in conjunction with our FAQs and booking conditions.
ABOVE AND BEYOND PRECAUTIONS
As COVID-19 restrictions around the world gradually ease, MEDLIFE continues to go the extra mile when it comes to safety. We are proud of our strong track record and unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our travelers and partner communities.
MEDLIFE’s core values prioritize public health and community impact, so you can be sure that we are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep our volunteers and community members safe while traveling. Here is how.
The ABC’s of Safe Travel With MEDLIFE
In addition to meeting local requirements in all destinations where we operate, we are implementing the following measures of extra precaution:
Vaccination & Testing Requirements
All volunteers must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (three doses) during the trip booking process. They must also provide a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before their departure. Unvaccinated volunteers will not be permitted to participate.
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 that includes protective equipment along with face masks.
Social Distancing & Masks
The social distancing of 6+ feet apart is recommended throughout the trip. Masks are compulsory during Mobile Clinics and will be provided by MEDLIFE. Participants must follow all local laws and regulations regarding mask usage and social distancing.
COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine
If a participant is demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, we will assist them by arranging a COVID-19 test. If a volunteer tests positive, a private room and meal delivery plan will be organized for them. Please keep in mind that MEDLIFE is unable to 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 are in constant communication with our partner communities to understand their needs and concerns regarding COVID-19. We only take student volunteers to communities that have explicitly expressed their comfort and enthusiasm. Where possible, clinics are located in areas with open airflow. We also have an enhanced sanitation process for clinic materials, including tables, chairs, and other equipment. Any patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are screened by a medical professional and separated to avoid contact with volunteers.
Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, our trips have special booking conditions and waivers in place in order to protect travelers and communities. Visit our Booking Conditions page to learn more.