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 all 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 began allowing foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated to enter the US even if they are traveling for non-essential purposes. The vaccination requirement does 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 1 day 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.

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 all 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 began to allow foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated to enter the US even if they are traveling for non-essential purposes. The vaccination requirement does 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 1 day 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.

Effective March 11, 2022, the Government of Guatemala has imposed the following COVID-related entry requirements

Passengers who are neither Guatemalan citizens nor Guatemalan residents are required to present either of the following:

  • For all travelers aged 12 and over: Evidence of receiving a complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccination course (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose being administered at least two weeks before beginning your trip to Guatemala; or
  • For all travelers aged 10 and over: Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test from a certified lab conducted no more than three (3) days prior to check in at the airport or arrival at the land border.

If you have any symptoms of respiratory illness or are suspected of having COVID-19, please postpone your trip to Guatemala.

Please make every effort to stay informed before making any travel plans by confirming with your airlines and checking the website (https://igm.gob.gt) of the Guatemalan government’s immigration authority.

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
On February 16, 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the Dominican Republic. That means there are no longer any restrictions regarding masks, social distancing, vaccination, or curfews. It is up to each individual to take personal responsibility for their own health and safety regarding COVID-19.
 
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.