We understand that the state of the world bring about a lot of questions and concerns. As a ministry that travels overseas, we have procedures and policies in place to ensure your safety! Check out some frequently asked questions and if you can't find what you're looking for please contact us.
Royal Servants is sending out mission trips in the summer of 2022. However, no one has a clear idea of how Covid-19 is going to continue to impact international travel. There is an ever-changing set of restrictions being applied by each country as they seek to contain the virus. Therefore, we ask that you be willing to adjust with us as policy and procedure may be altered to meet changing conditions. All participants will be notified of any changes.
If the country you have chosen closes, or enacts restrictions you are not comfortable with, we will place on your second choice team or work with you to find an alternate trip. Royal Servants will allow participants to drop without penalty if your trip is cancelled; however, if your trip is not cancelled, you will be held to the current Cancellation Policy.
Final decisions regarding ministry destinations won’t be made until mid-March or April, when we will have a much clearer idea of what countries require quarantine or what restrictions are in place. Royal Servants will keep you informed throughout the process, and if we believe there is a likelihood that your trip will be cancelled, we will let you know. In the event of a Royal Servants trip cancellation, we will email all participants the options for donations already received.
Update 5/1/22: Although we have had to cancel some trip locations due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be sending teams out this summer!
Because of our COVID protocols there were no cases at Training Camp or overseas in 2021. In the event that a participant tests positive at Training Camp, quarantine measures will be put in place for the individual, and appropriate for those exposed. In the unlikely event that multiple individuals test positive and a camp-wide outbreak is determined participants will quarantine at Training Camp until a point where the team can either continue overseas or individuals return home.
Yes. You will need to provide a negative PCR test taken by a lab within 72 hours before arriving at Training Camp. Additionally, most countries also require proof of having tested negative for the virus within 72 hours of arrival. We will have PCR testing protocols in place prior to flying overseas to meet each country’s restrictions.
If this happens, quarantine measures will be put in place for the individual, and appropriate testing of those exposed will be enacted. Royal Servants is still constructing a procedure in the unlikely event that multiple individuals test positive and a camp-wide outbreak is determined. If this occurs and all participants are forced to quarantine at Training Camp, our preliminary plans are to continue and expand the training until a point where the team can either continue overseas or individuals return home.
Currently, travel insurance companies are offering plans to cover costs for individuals who test positive for Covid-19 while traveling and are forced to quarantine (and therefore possibly miss flights). Unfortunately, those plan only covers Covid-19 positive, not everyone exposed. If a student is required to quarantine and miss their flight home, a leader from the trip will stay with them until a parent can either travel to them or the quarantine is lifted and they can fly home together. We recommend getting travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and trip interruption.
All individuals will be required to test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours before arrival at Training Camp. If you contract Covid-19 more than 5 days before Training Camp, you may still be able to come if you no longer have symptoms and can get a letter of recovery from your physician on official letterhead. If you have known exposure to COVID within 2 weeks of traveling to Training Camp, please contact us immediately, and we will do our best to help walk you through this.
No individuals will be required to get the vaccine to participate on a Royal Servants mission trip. However, the country you choose to go to may require proof of vaccination to enter the country. In this case, we will work with you to find an alternate mission trip location that does not require travelers to be vaccinated. Each country’s regulations and restrictions are changing and will continue to change up to the team’s departure, so we are remaining flexible in our guidelines.
If Royal Servants cancels your trip you have the option of holding over funds for a Royal Servants trip in 2023. You also have the option for your donors to be refunded. Please note that donations can only be refunded to the original donor and this option is only available if Royal Servants cancels the trip. If you choose not to come, our standard Cancellation Policy applies.