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Covid Information for Volunteering Projects Abroad 

The spread of Covid is a worldwide concern. The safety of our volunteers and the communities where our volunteer projects are based is our top priority, and so we have created this guide with resources for anyone considering volunteering abroad to minimise health risks and make an informed decision about their travel.

The WHO provides updates on the virus, which can be found on their website here along with a global dashboard here.

For British travellers, check the FCO for updates on travel. Please note that the UK is no longer an EU country from 1st January 2021. 


Country Status 

The following countries that we have volunteer project located in, have announced that they are accepting tourists again and with certain requirements. Please follow the links to get detailed information.


Africa

Kenya:  Find all the info you need here.

Mauritius: Find all the information you need here.

Namibia: You can find all the information here.

South Africa:  Find all the information here.


Asia

Cambodia: You can find more info here

India: You can find more info here

Maldives:  You can find more info here and on test requirements here.

Nepal: You can find all the current information here and here

Sri Lanka: You can find all the information here.

Thailand: You can find all the information here and here.


Caribbean

Grenada: You can find all the details here.

St Eustatius:  You can find all the information here.

 

North America

United States: Find all the information here.


Central America 

Costa Rica:  You can find all the updated info and the details of the requirements here.

 

Europe

Croatia:  Find all the information here.

Greece (including islands): Find all the information here.

Iceland: The official information page on Covid for Iceland can be found here.

Italy: Find all the updated detailed info here.   More information on travel to/from Italy can be found here.

Portugal:  See the latest updates here.

Slovakia:  See all the information here.

Spain: You can find all the info about travel to Spain and forms to fill in here.

 

South America

Ecuador:  You can find all the details here.

Galapagos: Please read the Covid-19 guidelines for Tourists entering the Galapagos Island for more info.

Peru:  Find all the info here.

 

Australasia

Australia: Find all the latest information here.

New Zealand: Find all the information you need here.

 

We are continuing to actively monitor the situation together with our local partners and provide advice to volunteers. If you are currently booked on a volunteer project or are planning to join a project, please contact us for the latest advice, as the situation is rapidly changing and travel restrictions vary between countries. You can also find more information about entry requirements on the government travel site applicable to your country.


General Tips

We also have some general tips for people travelling (and at home) to keep vigilant;

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and carry a hand sanitiser
  • Maintain distance from others that are not in your household/support bubble
  • On flights, open your air vent to blow away stale air. It is usually also a requirement to wear a mask depending on the airline.
  • Stay home (self-isolate) if you are sick or if you display any flu-like symptoms after travelling
  • Wear a face mask on public transport
  • Carry disinfectant wipes to wipe down surfaces, such as plane trays, armrests and handles

This map can be used to follow the situation. For information on countries and territories which have COVID related border restrictions affecting foreign nationals (some of which may affect travellers in transit), please see the International Air Transport Association website before you travel.

Please note! This advice is all given as a general guide, and because medical and travel recommendations differ from country to country and personal circumstances, we recommend you consult relevant WHO or CDC advice as well.