COVID-19

Updated:  September 22nd 

As the world deals with COVID-19 we are cautiously re-opening select programs with precautions in place to protect volunteers and local communities.  

The following countries are now OPEN and accepting volunteers effective OCTOBER 2020:

United States:  Community Development and Environmental programs in various locations through the US are open and in need of volunteers.  Health measures including a negative test, social distancing, masks and private accommodation are in place for the safety of our volunteers and locals alike.

South Africa: Programs across all interest groups are open from October 2020.  Measures are in place at the border.

Costa Rica: Programs in Environmental, Wildlife and Renovation are available across the country for arrivals from specified areas. Measures are in place to protect the well-being of participants and locals alike.

Honduras: Borders and programs are now open with the exception of medical projects.  Measures are in place to protect the well-being of participants and locals alike. 

Guatemala: Borders are open to all international arrivals.  Programs in Environmental, Turtle Conservation and limited Medical Internships are available.  Arrivals must present a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. 

Tanzania:  Programs across all interest areas are open.  Health screening and measures are in place to protect volunteers and locals alike.

We will continue to update this list and our website as other locations become available and safe to volunteer in. Bookings remain open for all locations for 2021.

We are using the excellent resources listed below to keep up to date with the current restrictions in place with regards to COVID-19 and its impact on our programs and volunteers.  

IATA Travel Centre COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map
U.S. Department of State 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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