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Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

US Inbound Travel Ban Update

After 18 months of false starts, many glimmers of hope and a challenging summer for all, we are delighted to hear the US Inbound Travel Ban will be lifted from November for fully vaccinated travellers from the UK, Ireland and Schengen Region (EU).

Based on the recent announcement, travellers from the areas mentioned above will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before flying, a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel and provide their contact information. Travellers will not be required to quarantine. 

If I contract coronavirus (COVID-19) whilst on the program, will I be covered by medical insurance?

Yes. You will receive regular insurance coverage in this case, provided you were not diagnosed with Coronavirus before starting your trip. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness before departure, we ask that you follow your local health authority's guidance. 

Will vaccination be required to travel to the U.S.?

Yes, based on the recent announcement from the White House, travellers from the UK and EU must be fully vaccinated. Read here for more information about COVID Vaccination.

Will I be required to quarantine on arrival to the U.S.?

No, travellers from the UK, Ireland and Schengen area will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before flying, a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel and provide their contact information. Travellers will not be required to quarantine. 

What happens if I contract COVID-19 during the summer/while at camp?

Each camp will have its own quarantine procedures in place following guidance from the U.S. Government and their local state. These procedures may differ from camp to camp.  

When will the U.S. Embassy resume J1 visa interviews?

We are working closely with the U.S. Embassy in London and Dublin to confirm when interviews will resume now the inbound US travel ban has been lifted.