COVID policy

COVID Policy
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What is Therapy Abroad’s Policy with Regard to Covid-19?

Therapy Abroad has developed a comprehensive risk management plan for each of the countries we work in. In 2021 we were able to run programs in Belize, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic safety without incident by following these safety guidelines and with cooperation from our local partners and students. These plans are available upon request. As part of our strategy we have implemented

We recognize not every student, family, or university will allow travel this year, despite the risk mitigation outlined above. Should students apply for 2022 programs, and then choose to defer to a future program, we would be happy to move that student’s application to a program with a later start date.

Is Therapy Abroad Requiring Covid-19 Vaccines?

Yes, beginning January 2022 all Therapy Abroad students and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by one of the CDC approved vaccines.
The WHO and US CDC agree that the vaccine helps reduce the risk of serious illness and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. 99% of our summer 2021 students were vaccinated and the success of our programs is a big reason we are requiring all students and staff to be vaccinated beginning 2022.

At Therapy Abroad, we also believe that we are all part of a global community and that we have some shared responsibilities as part of that community. Our programs are all about people –working with people, helping people, sharing ideas with people, and learning from people. Vaccines will help us continue our work by

What happens if you test positive before I return to the USA?

THE US CDC does require all passengers traveling to or returning to the USA to test negative for Covid-19 (within 24 hours of departure). In the unlikely event that this was to happen, Therapy Abroad has pre-arranged accommodation and negotiated pricing that includes the length of  Accommodation with 3 meals, Private Airport Transfers, Groceries, toiletries, incidentals, Daily home health and counseling support, and 24/7 in-person staff support. We would not leave any student behind without our staff. We did not have any students or staff test positive in 2021 returning from any country, however, we are being proactive and have a plan in place. Our number one goal is always the safety of our participants and no one will ever be left on their own. The approximate cost of self-quarantine (10 days) is $900. Please consider this when purchasing your travel insurance and plan accordingly. A well-thought-out and cheap health insurance plan that covers covid-19 might be a worthwhile investment.

Covid-19 Insurance

With some continued uncertainty remaining about traveling, testing requirement changes, and the fluid nature of this pandemic, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and canceling for any reason insurance. SquareMouth is a travel insurance search engine that we highly recommend. For less than $200 students can purchase insurance that covers the entire cost of their trip (including flights) and can cancel for any reason. Most plans cover. Follow this link and enter your trip information for quotes

Covid-19 Cancellation Covered
Covid-19 Medical Covered
Cancellation $5,000
Interruption $7,500
Medical Evacuation $1,000,000
Medical $250,000 Primary