Educational travel is an important part of the student learning experience. But like all travel, it carries an inherent element of risk. It is for this reason that safeguarding our travellers, while at the same time delivering a positive learning and travel experience that will resonate with our participants for the rest of their lives, remains at the very core of what we do.
Jumpstreet is fully committed to providing peace of mind, offering ultimate flexibility to all participants on our tours and ensuring that the highest possible safety standards are maintained on behalf of our travelling clients throughout their trip.
WorldStrides’ in-house Health & Safety Team, led by our Chief Academic, Health & Safety Officer and Head of Health & Safety, leverages decades of experience to continually assess the safety of the destinations where we travel and the activities in which our students participate. Our 24/7 in-house emergency line and WorldAssist by WorldStrides Team, which serves as our emergency response command centre, are staffed by employees specially trained to handle any situation on tour — no matter how big or how small.
Since January 2021, we have provided educational travel experiences to over 400,000 students and teachers worldwide. We can’t wait for you to join us on a trip of a lifetime!
Unless required by the destination, venue, or activity, vaccination is not required to participate on a Jumpstreet trip.
Although not required, Jumpstreet recommends the use of masks in crowded spaces and areas of high transmission. Participants must follow country, local, or venue mask requirements. For maximum protection, the CDC recommends the use of either a KN95 mask (or equivalent such as FFP2 or KF94) or double mask, preferably a disposable surgical mask with a cloth mask. Some international destinations require the use of a specific type of mask.
Although not required, Jumpstreet strongly recommends that participants take a COVID-19 test before travel to reduce the risk of illness on program and having to isolate away from home. Either a home test or a lab-based test is acceptable taken within the following timeframe: a PCR test taken within 3 days of trip departure OR an antigen test taken within 2 days of trip departure.
Participants must complete at least five (5) full days of isolation and receive a negative test result on Day 6 or later OR complete ten (10) full days of isolation to participate on the program.
To participate on the program, a minimum of five (5) days must have passed since the last COVID-19 exposure, the participant must be symptom free, and have a negative test before departure (can be an at home test).
If a participant exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, Jumpstreet will help them get tested and safely separate from the rest of the group while awaiting the results. The Program Leader will be in close contact with you as they work with Jumpstreet to make arrangements for the participant’s care plan. The participant's testing and medical expenses should be covered by insurance. As a reminder, Jumpstreet recommends that all participants bring a copy of their insurance coverage with them on program and use their insurance as primary where applicable.