Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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The registration fee is $650 per attendee*. All costs are per person, and include the following:
- Welcome refreshment at resort check-in
- Welcome Reception
- Transportation to and from school service sites
- Two shirts for service at school sites
- Lunch at school service sites
- Supplies and materials for service at school sites
- Taste of Jamaica – Sip and Shop
- Closing Reception and Dinner
*This cost does not include your airfare or hotel accommodations
To request a refund or to cancel your registration, please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our policy will allow for a refund of the registration fee minus a $150 administrative fee through Thursday, January 12, 2023. Any request made after Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:59 PM EST will not be granted, and paid fees will be forfeited. All approved refunds will be processed after the mission trip.
The purpose of this trip is to engage in service. Therefore, we strongly encourage the participation of all attendees on this mission trip, and all guests must be fully registered. Once registered, your Connecting Link or guest is welcome to participate in all planned service projects and activities, including the welcome reception and closing reception and dinner, and all other registration offerings.
Yes, you must have a valid U.S. Passport to travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Please make sure that your airline ticket has your name exactly how it appears on your passport. If you need to renew or obtain a passport, please apply for one as soon as possible. The estimated time to receive a U.S. Passport is 8 to 11 weeks or 5-7 weeks using expedited services (an additional $60 fee applies). Renew my U.S. passport (state.gov)
If you are a citizen of the United States or hold a United States passport, you may visit Jamaica for up to six months without the need of a visa. If you hold a passport native to a country other than the United States, please visit the Jamaican consulate’s website for visa information regarding your country: http://www.congenjamaica-ny.org/visas/requirements-2/.
All visitors are required to be in possession of a national passport or other acceptable travel document establishing nationality and identity and bearing a photograph. The passport or other travel document must be valid for the period of intended stay in the island. Visitors are also required to be in possession of a round-trip ticket or a return ticket to another country to which they are admissible.
No vaccination is required for travel to Jamaica. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all travelers are up to date on the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and annual flu shot. Visitors are also advised to receive hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations prior to traveling to the region in an effort to prevent the spread of disease through food and water contamination.
We strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated and boosted. Masks are required at all service locations and recommended to be worn indoors or crowded places. If you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or a cold, COVID-19 antigen self-testing, at home, is encouraged for the welfare of yourself and others.
You are responsible for all the above. We strongly recommend all participants consider purchasing both travel/health insurance to cover the period of your stay in Montego Bay, Jamaica in the event of a medical emergency. Jamaica has medical facilities that can handle minor emergencies, but an air-evacuation to a different facility for proper treatment may be necessary for a more extensive procedure. As most facilities require upfront payment, travel insurance would make it possible to pay upwards of several thousands of dollars should this become necessary.
We recommend squaremouth.com, which offers a comparative sample of travel insurance companies. Please note these websites do not sell the insurance but offer several options to help you find a policy that fits your needs. When completing your trip information please be sure to click estimate cost of trip per traveler (not total cost).
We recommend that when you review coverage options, please consider an option with at least $50,000 in Medical Emergency coverage and $250,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. The rest of the filters are up to your discretion.
Yes, please travel with your prescribed medication. However, we recommend when traveling with prescription medication to check with the Government of Jamaica to ensure the medication is legal in Jamaica. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription on label. Prescription drug availability is very limited in outlying parishes. EpiPens are not sold anywhere on the island.
Ground transportation is provided to and from the school sites and any other official off-site activities. However, your registration does not include airport transportation. You will need to arrange your own ground transportation to and from the airport.
Yes, you may extend your hotel stay at the group rate. Group rates are available (3) three days before and (3) three days after the scheduled Mission Trip dates and are subject to availability. If you wish to extend your stay before or beyond the Mission Trip dates, simply select your desired dates at time of hotel booking.
Room upgrades are available based on availability. All request for upgrades should be made directly with the hotel.
Eventsibles, Inc. is a full-service meeting and event planning company. Eventsibles is the selected online registration partner for The Links, Incorporated 2023 Mission Trip to Jamaica. You will see a charge from "Eventsibles" on your credit card statements for your registration fees. Should you have any questions about these charges, please contact Eventsibles at email@example.com or (678) 254-3254.