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.


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.


Additional RESOURCES 

Do you have questions about our safety protocols? 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.


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.