Welcome to Global Fund for Women’s Donor Trip to Mexico! We hope you can join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey from April 7 -14, 2018. Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
For more information about this trip, please see our trip brochure (click here).
Space is limited and financial commitment will be needed upon registration.
Please complete the following Guest Profile form at your convenience (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Naomi (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights.
–*Arrive in Mexico City at Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) before 4:00 pm on April 7, 2018.
–Leave Oaxaca City from Xoxocotlán International Airport (OAX) anytime on April 14, 2018
*While the program begins on April 7th, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier and we’d be happy to assist with pre-trip arrangements. We can also easily support with any travel arrangements after the GFW program.
Travel insurance: we strongly recommend that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, Email email@example.com, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
VISA & PASSPORT:
A visa is not required for US citizens visiting Mexico if you are staying fewer than 180 days. Please make sure passport is valid for at least 6 months past the dates of travel and that you have at least two blank passport pages.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Mexico. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Mexico.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Malaria*.
*Malaria in Mexico: While malaria is present in parts of Mexico, the CDC lists the risk of infection to travelers as “very low”. Malaria is not known to be present in Mexico City, and the CDC recommends “mosquito avoidance only” as a precautionary measure for Oaxaca City.
Note: Zika is a risk in Mexico. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to Mexico. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, see Zika Virus in Mexico.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to Elevate Destination’s Donor Travel Team: