COUNTRY STATUS

Here is some information regarding travel to the countries we serve in. We will keep this information up to date as needed.

Juárez, México

The Mexican government began phasing in non-essential activities utilizing a “stoplight” system using four colors (red, orange, yellow, and green) based on the numbers of new cases, hospital occupancy, and percentage of positive cases. The state of Chihuahua is currently under the Green phase where businesses are operating at various limited capacities. Masks are required in public.

Non-essential travel is currently restricted between the U.S. and Mexico, but the work we do has been deemed essential, therefore enabling us to cross the border freely.

Starting January 26, 2021, the CDC will be enforcing new Travel Requirements requiring persons returning by air to the US from a foreign country to get tested for Covid-19 within three days of departure. These requirements apply to AIR travel only and will not impact your mission trip to Mexico.

Acuña, México

The Del Rio/Acuña border temporarily closed to all traffic on September 17, 2021. 14,000+ Haitian migrants are currently camping out under the bridge. 1,500 are being relocated each day. We fully expect that the migrants will be removed and the border reopened within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, anyone wanting to cross into Acuña can use the Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras border crossing instead. It’s an hour drive from Del Rio, so it will add two hours of drive time going into Acuña and two hours coming out. The wait time coming back to the US through the Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras border crossing has been up to five hours due to the increased traffic at this port of entry. We will update this page as soon as the Del Rio/Acuña port of entry reopens. 

The Mexican government began phasing in non-essential activities utilizing a “stoplight” system using four colors (red, orange, yellow, and green) based on the numbers of new cases, hospital occupancy, and percentage of positive cases. The state of Coahuila is currently under the Green phase where businesses are operating at various limited capacities. Masks are required in public.

Non-essential travel is currently restricted between the U.S. and Mexico, but the work we do has been deemed essential, therefore enabling us to cross the border freely.

Starting January 26, 2021, the CDC will be enforcing new Travel Requirements requiring persons returning by air to the US from a foreign country to get tested for Covid-19 within three days of departure. These requirements apply to AIR travel only and will not impact your mission trip to Mexico.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding Covid in our Mexico locations.

Guatemala

Flights have opened back up for Guatemala. As of February 24, all passengers arriving in Guatemala must present evidence of either a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, a COVID-19 vaccine completed at least two weeks before arrival, or recovery from COVID-19 within three months of arrival. Masks are required in all public spaces.

Starting January 26, 2021, all persons returning to the US by air from a foreign country will be required to get tested for Covid-19 no more than three days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 within the past three months to the airline before boarding the flight. Click here for CDC Requirements and FAQs. We will facilitate the process of obtaining testing in-country, but teams and individuals will now be charged an additional $65/person fee to cover the cost of the newly required COVID-19 test to re-enter the US.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding Covid in our Guatemala location.

Dominican Republic

 
The Dominican Republic is open to all visitors. Face masks are still required in all public places, and there is a curfew M-F 9 pm – 5 am and 7 pm – 5 am on Saturdays and Sundays. Essential travel is allowed during curfew, so this is not an issue if your flights arrive or depart during curfew hours. COVID-19 rapid tests will be performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. If your test comes back positive, you are instructed to quarantine yourself upon arrival to your destination in-country.
 
 
Starting January 1, 2021, all passengers are required to fill out an E-Ticket when entering or exiting the Dominican Republic. For each entry and exit, a new E-Ticket is required and the code generated upon form completion can be presented at the airport on a digital device.
 
 
Starting January 26, 2021, All persons returning to the US by air from a foreign country will be required to get tested for Covid-19 no more than three days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 within the past three months to the airline before boarding the flight. Click here for CDC Requirements and FAQs. We will facilitate the process of obtaining testing in-country, but teams and individuals will now be charged an additional $50/person fee to cover the cost of the newly required COVID-19 test to re-enter the US.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding Covid in our Dominican location.

Chinandega, Nicaragua

 
Some charter flights have been made available through Eastern Airlines. A negative COVID-19 test result will be required upon arrival to Nicaragua.
 
Starting January 26, 2021, All persons returning to the US by air from a foreign country will be required to get tested for Covid-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 within the past 3 months to the airline before boarding the flight. Click here for CDC Requirements and FAQs.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding Covid in our Nicaragua location.