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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Vaccination is NOT required to enter México. A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to enter México. Non-essential travel is currently restricted between the U.S. and México, but the work we do has been deemed essential, therefore enabling US citizens traveling with us to cross the border freely.

IN-COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS
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 COVID-19 cases, hospital occupancy, and percentage of positive cases. The state of Chihuahua is currently under the green phase where businesses are operating at 100% capacity. Masks are recommended in indoor public spaces and are mandatory on public transportation.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Vaccination is NOT required to exit México. A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to exit México. On November 8, 2021, the US will begin to allow foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated to enter the US even if they are traveling for non-essential purposes. This could cause delays when crossing the border into the US. The vaccination requirement will not apply to US citizens. The CDC is enforcing Travel Requirements mandating that persons returning by air to the US from a foreign country get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure. These requirements apply to AIR travel only (not land-crossings) and will not impact your mission trip to México.

Acuña, México

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Vaccination is NOT required to enter México. A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to enter México. Non-essential travel is currently restricted between the U.S. and México, but the work we do has been deemed essential, therefore enabling US citizens traveling with us to cross the border freely. The Del Rio/Acuña border crossing was temporarily closed to all traffic September 17-25, 2021 while 14,000+ migrants who had camped out under the bridge were relocated and processed through the immigration system. The border is now open and the remnants of the makeshift camp have been cleaned up. Click here to view the official press release from US Customs & Border Protection.

IN-COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS
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 COVID-19 cases, hospital occupancy, and percentage of positive cases. The state of Coahuila is currently under the green phase where businesses are operating at 100% capacity. Masks are recommended in indoor public spaces and are mandatory on public transportation.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Vaccination is NOT required to exit México. A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to exit México. On November 8, 2021, the US will begin to allow foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated to enter the US even if they are traveling for non-essential purposes. This could cause delays when crossing the border into the US. The vaccination requirement will not apply to US citizens. The CDC is enforcing Travel Requirements mandating that persons returning by air to the US from a foreign country get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure. These requirements apply to AIR travel only (not land-crossings) and will not impact your mission trip to México.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding COVID-19 in our México locations.

Guatemala

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Airlines are currently running regular flights to Guatemala. All passengers age 10 and over 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.

IN-COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS
Masks are required in public spaces and a curfew is in place.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS
You will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status) before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

  • The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before the flight’s departure from a foreign country. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Check out the CDC Requirements and FAQs. We will facilitate the process of obtaining testing in-country, but teams and individuals will be charged an additional $65/person fee to cover the cost.

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding COVID-19 in our Guatemala location.

Dominican Republic

 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Vaccination is NOT required to enter the Dominican. A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to enter the Dominican. Airlines are currently running regular flights to the Dominican Republic. Passengers arriving in the Dominican Republic may be randomly selected for a COVID-19 rapid test and temperature checks may be implemented, as well. If you are randomly selected for a rapid test and your test comes back positive, you are instructed to quarantine yourself upon arrival to your destination in-country. All passengers are required to fill out an E-Ticket when entering 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 paper or a digital device.
 
IN-COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS
Face masks are required in all public places. Only fully vaccinated individuals or those with a negative COVID-19 test result are permitted to enter local businesses (banks, restaurants, stores, etc.).
 
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
You will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status) before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. All passengers are also required to fill out another E-Ticket when 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 paper or a digital device.
  • The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before the flight’s departure from a foreign country. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Check out the CDC Requirements and FAQs. We will facilitate the process of obtaining testing in-country, but teams and individuals will be charged an additional $50/person fee to cover the cost.

 

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding COVID-19 in our Dominican location.

Chinandega, Nicaragua

 
** Mission trips to Nicaragua are temporarily suspended. Airlines are not currently running flights to this country. **

Click here for a detailed view of what precautions we are taking regarding COVID-19 in our Nicaragua location.