Health and Safety

Short-Term Missions Health and Safety Information

In Navigators World Missions we take action to care for one of the greatest assets God has provided to us, our missionaries visiting and living across the world. As stewards and shepherds of people, we encourage all our short-term trips to operate in the arena of faith. This means we want short-term missionaries to be wise as they courageously step in to unique and sometime uncomfortable places. And as they step across borders, we prepare them to act in wisdom and avoid actions motivated by fear.

To reflect these desires, each team is provided International Security and Crisis Response training. Our training consist of situational awareness, the provision of resources available to U.S. citizens (STEP, etc.), and sensible exercises to properly respond to unforeseen events. Additionally, team are provided *travel insurance which includes the following coverage:

  • $100,000 Medical Benefit (no deductible)
  • $1,000,000 Emergency Medical Transportation/Repatriation
  • $25,000 Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Trip Delay, Missed Connection & Baggage Coverage included
  • $1,000 Trip Interruption (or 150% of trip cost, whichever is greater)

We also monitor each international location before our trips arrive and while our trips are in-country. If it is necessary, due to security concerns or unhealthy situations, The Navigators may cancel or return a team early. However, should a critical or difficult crisis occur, each individual is provided access to our International Crisis Hotline. Our hotline is managed by experienced staff on a 24/7 basis, ready and willing to respond to any issue. Should an event occur beyond the scope if our first responders, The Navigators have a Crisis Management Team prepared to support any team. 

Further questions about international security and health may be directed to

 *The coverage listed above is provided to individuals traveling less than 60 days. Trips above 60 days are provided similar coverage, but are not reflected

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